HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
What's your latest food quest? Get great advice

Non-mayo-based broccoli salad recipe

fldhkybnva Sep 17, 2013 04:14 PM

Does anyone have any great ideas for a non-mayo-based broccoli salad?

  1. MidwesternerTT Sep 17, 2013 07:01 PM

    This one gets featured at my mom's church fundraiser Spring Salad luncheon

    Broccoli Cauliflower Salad With Dill Dressing

    1 bunch Broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
    1 bunch of cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
    1 container of button mushrooms, sliced
    2 pkgs. of green onions, cut in small pieces (slices)
    box of small cherry tomatoes, optional

    Dressing: 1 cup clear vinegar
    1 cup canola oil
    4 tsp. dill weed
    1 tsp. garlic powder
    4 tsp. sugar
    1 tsp. black pepper

    Combine above. Pour dressing over the vegetables.
    Stir before serving to be sure all is coated well.

    1. v
      valerie Sep 17, 2013 06:33 PM

      I like this one. It has a good combination of sweet/savory flavors. I don't use grapes, but Craisins or dried cranberries instead.


      1. s
        sr44 Sep 17, 2013 06:11 PM

        This one, from Melissa Clark, has been popular with me:


        2 Replies
        1. re: sr44
          fldhkybnva Sep 17, 2013 06:25 PM

          I think you posted the same recipe :) It must be good!

          1. re: fldhkybnva
            sr44 Sep 17, 2013 07:46 PM

            Probably. When I find something I like, I want everyone to know about it. Nothing subtle about me.

        2. s
          soccermom13 Sep 17, 2013 05:22 PM

          This one. It's so good it'll make you weep.

          1. hannaone Sep 17, 2013 04:27 PM


            6 cups broccoli florets


            1 tablespoon soy sauce
            1 tablespoon Korean rice vinegar
            1 tablespoon pure roasted sesame oil
            1 tablespoon honey
            2 ounces fresh ginger
            4 each cloves fresh garlic
            2 tablespoons sesame seeds

            1 teaspoon coarse ground red chili pepper (chili flakes)


            Heat water in stove top or electric steamer (or a large lidded pot with a colander, sieve, or strainer that can sit above water level).

            Wash brocoli florets in cold water then place into steamer. Steam until tender crisp (3 to 5 minutes).

            Sesame Seeds
            Check for and discard stones and broken kernals (Usually only found in bulk product).

            Heat a dry skillet/pan over medium high heat, add sesame seeds, and toast until golden browned, stirring often. Remove from heat and let cool.

            Garlic and Ginger
            Thin slice the garlic, then sliver each slice.

            Peel ginger and finely grate.

            Mix Dressing
            Whisk soy sauce, vinegar, oil and honey together in a large bowl until until well mixed.

            Add ginger, garlic, and 1/2 the sesame seeds and mix well.

            Let stand at room temperature for at least 15 minutes to let the flavor develop.

            Final Mix
            Add brocoli to dressing and toss. Let stand at room temperature for up to two hours, tossing every so often.

            Move brocoli to serving dish and pour the dressing from the bowl over it. Sprinkle with remaining sesame seed and chili flakes if desired.

            Show Hidden Posts