Close up of a bowl of salad with broccoli, sunflower seeds, red onion, and bacon bits.

Citrus Broccoli Sunflower Salad

Close up of a bowl of salad with broccoli, sunflower seeds, red onion, and bacon bits.

Citrus Broccoli Sunflower Salad

An easy summer salad with broccoli, red onion, raisins, and sunflower seeds in a citrus dressing.
Prep Time 15 minutes
chill time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Salads, Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 126 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 heads fresh broccoli, about 8 cups
  • ¾ cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon or orange juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or golden raisins
  • ½ cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup red onion, minced

Instructions
 

  • Wash broccoli, trim stem ends and discard, cut stalks from florets and peel. Chop everything into bite sized pieces.
  • Whisk mayonnaise, juice, garlic, and pepper in large bowl.
  • Add broccoli, cranberries or raisins, sunflower seeds, and onion. Mix gently to coat.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Notes

Change it Up
  • Add ½ teaspoon ground Dijon mustard, and 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves to Step 2.
  • Add 2 medium chopped apples and ½ cup crumbled bleu cheese.
  • Add ¼ cup crisp bacon or bacon bits and ½ cup canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cupCalories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 174mgFiber: 3g
Keyword Fresh, Healthy, Potluck, Summer, Vegetarian
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