This is not your average broccoli salad. The flavors and textures of this strawberry broccoli salad make it the perfect side dish for all your summer gatherings. Picnics, barbecues, birthday parties at the park – whatever the occasion, you want this to be a part of it!
I have been making this broccoli salad for spring and summer events for the past several years, and it’s always been a big hit, and an often requested dish.
When I teamed up with some of my friends to bring you all a week of bbq recipes, I decided to give this new variation a try. And let me just tell you – it holds its own against the more traditional version. I mean, what better addition than strawberries?!? And avocado. Because avocado makes just about everything better.
So, what makes this broccoli salad so special? It’s the strawberries, avocado, pumpkin seeds and creamy feta, no question. But, we can’t forget about the creamy poppy seed dressing….because that really makes it special.
It’s great for a backyard barbecue, and I even made it to take to Easter lunch with J’s family. It’s versatile, it’s healthy, it’s delicious, and it holds up well and doesn’t have to be kept ice cold. What more could you ask for in a summer side dish??
Make sure you get the recipe for this strawberry broccoli salad below and alos check out all the other great BBQ Week recipes!
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Sosaties (South African Lamb and Apricot Kebabs) by Caroline’s Cooking
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Strawberry Broccoli Salad by Sweet Beginnings
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Warm Roasted Carrot & Pea Chipotle Salad by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Strawberry Broccoli Salad
Strawberry Broccoli Salad
- 5 cups chopped broccoli florets
- 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries (about 1 lb)
- 1 sweet apple, (like Fuji), cored and chopped
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup crumbled feta
- 1 large avocado, peel and pit removed, chopped
Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup mayo or Miracle Whip
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1-2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- In a large bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients thru the feta.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the poppy seed dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and toss to combine. Gently stir in the avocados and refrigerate until ready to serve, at least 30 minutes, but overnight if possible. The longer you can let it sit, the better the flavors will set in.
Source: Carlsbad Cravings