Creamy & Crunchy Broccoli Salad

In an effort to increase the nutrient-richness on my plate, I've set about to eat a green vegetable at every meal.  

Why green? Green vegetables like kale, chard, spinach and the like are nutrient-dense. And if left to my own devices, I consider a sweet potato a perfectly acceptable lone vegetable to consume at every meal. And it's not like I haven't.

Broccoli is rich in Vitamin C, K and and a bunch of minerals. Spinach is another one that is rich in folate, vitamin A and K and other minerals. So, here's to eating more greens!

As winter is coming about, eating a big leafy green salad seems less appetizing. This Creamy & Crunchy Broccoli Salad is a colorful, crunchy display of a different kind of salad -- full of broccoli, nuts, dried cranberries and a homemade mayonnaise-based dressing or my favorite mayonnaise from Primal Kitchen.

Enjoy as a side dish to dinner, or as a hearty part of your lunch!

Creamy & Crunchy Broccoli Salad

Creamy & Crunchy Broccoli Salad

Recipe type: Whole30, Paleo

Prep time:  10 mins

Total time:  10 mins

Makes 4 servings

1 serving : 204 calories // 15 C // 12 F // 9 P


  • 3 medium-sized brocolli heads
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. almonds, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup finely diced red onion
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries (these are sweetened with organic apple juice concentrate -- most dried cranberries have added sugar and/or canola/vegetable oil -- be on the lookout!)
  • ¼ cup homemade mayonnaise or Primal Kitchen Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar


  1. Chop broccoli florets into small pieces.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chopped broccoli florets, walnuts, almonds, red onion, cranberries and cooked, chopped bacon.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Scoop mayonnaise dressing into broccoli salad. Combine thoroughly and serve!