Fresh Take on Broccoli and Grape Salad
There are many versions of broccoli salad, but Broccoli and Grape Salad is one of my favorites, by far. It’s a great way to get the kiddos to eat fresh broccoli and think it’s delicious too! Crispy, sweet, and just slightly tart, Broccoli and Grape Salad is a refreshing dish on a spring table, and makes a great addition to Easter dinner. The best thing about Broccoli and Grape Salad is it’s easy and fast to make, so if you have unexpected guests, you can easily stretch your meal by adding this dish.
Making Broccoli and Grape Salad Fresh
The best Broccoli and Grape Salad starts out with the freshest broccoli. Look for stems whose cut ends aren’t all dried out and florets that are a beautiful green, without any dark spots. You’ll have fabulous flavor and a wonderful crunch. I use red grapes for a great color combination, and I make sure they are seedless for ease of eating. I look for grapes that are sweet and crisp, so they don’t get mushy in the salad. They make the best Broccoli and Grape Salad. A little bit of red onion, sliced thin, adds bite that balances out the sweetness of the rest of the salad. Roasted, salted sunflower seeds add some salty pop that rounds out the salad and brings everything together. Broccoli and Grape Salad is an amazing combination of seemingly unrelated ingredients that will brighten any table.
- 5 cups chopped raw broccoli
- 2 cups red grapes cut in half
- 1/4 cup red onion, sliced thin
- 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/3 cup milk
- 3 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- dash of salt and pepper
- Mix the broccoli, grapes, onion, and seeds in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl whisk the mayo, milk, vinegar and sugar.
- Pour over the top of the salad mix. Stir till well coated.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- You can eat it right away or cover and put in the refrigerator
- and let the flavors blend before eating (stir before you eat, the
- dressing tends to gather on the bottom of the bowl).
Broccoli and Grape Salad Made Ahead
While you can make Broccoli and Grape Salad and eat it right away, you can make it up a day ahead to let the flavors meld together. The onions tend to blend flavors with the broccoli and sweeten a bit, making Broccoli and Grape Salad creamy and delicious. If you like, add the sunflower seeds just before serving so they are crunchy, not soggy. Any way you make it, Broccoli and Grape Salad brings a fresh taste to your table.