Broccoli and Walnut Salad

Broccoli and Walnut Salad

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 3 min
  • Total: 8 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

A nice alternative to a typical side of steamed broccoli, this vegetarian recipe incorporates walnuts and a creamy buttermilk dressing.


  • 1 bunch broccoli (about 1-1/2 lb), cut into florets
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup golden raisin and dried cherry mixture
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnut pieces


  1. Cut the broccoli stalks crosswise into 1/4-inch stalks.
  2. Steam the broccoli in a steamer according to manufacturer’s recommended cooking time, or steam in a steam basket over boiling water for 3 minutes.
  3. Place the broccoli into a bowl and add the onion and the dried fruit. Toss to combine.
  4. Place the buttermilk, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar and salt in a small bowl and whisk together to combine.
  5. Pour the dressing over the broccoli and toss to coat. Add the walnuts right before serving and toss once more.


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