Homemade Green Broccoli Salad with Grapes Onion and Bacon

Broccoli Salad

Raw broccoli salad with apple, sunflower seeds and currants


Broccoli is a crucifer vegetable. Same category of vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and kale. Broccoli and crucifers are potent anti-cancer vegetables. They have compounds that support the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens and to convert them into harmless compounds.


These vegetables have more anti-cancer potency when eaten raw or lightly cooked but don’t fret. You can get still reap the healthy benefits from eating some of your servings cooked too; it doesn’t always have to be raw veggies!

Broccoli Salad

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword antioxidants, broccoli, fiber, phytonutrients, vegetable
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • 5 cups of fresh raw, broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup raisins currants or dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 2 medium apples chopped
  • 1 lime or 1 lemon


  • 1 cup mayonnaise considering making your own
  • 2 Tbsp of vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Chop apples and toss with the lime or lemon juice
  2. Combine broccoli florets, dried fruit, sunflower seeds, chopped onions, and apple in a large serving bowl
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar
  4. Add dressing to the salad and toss to mix well/cover broccoli and fruit; chill thoroughly before serving

Doug Cook RDN is a Toronto based integrative and functional nutritionist and dietitian with a focus on digestive, gut, and mental health.  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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