Easy Broccoli Salad

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  • 1 pound broccoli florets (from 1 1/2 pounds broccoli stalks), cut small
  • 1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds or slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion, thinly sliced with Vegetable Peeler
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits, optional
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese, optional
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries


  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. Mix the broccoli florets, roasted sunflower seeds, red onion, bacon, Cheddar cheese and dried cranberries in a serving bowl.
  2. Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and mix with the Mix-Stir or a fork until well blended.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix until coated.
  4. Let the salad sit for at least 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator.
  5. Serve and enjoy.