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April 29, 2013

Marinated Broccoli Salad

Marinated Broccoli Salad is a crunchy, delicious salad and a definite must-have recipe for especially Broccoli lovers

We eat salads almost on a daily base, but somehow, I never get around to posting about them and this Marinated Broccoli Salad is sooo good !  It's always the main meal or especially the desserts.

Seeing as we eat salads all-year round in SA and lots of my bloggy friends are at the start of Spring now, I decided to share some of our favorite salad recipes, starting now.  

I love this recipe, it is not only delicious, it is also very colorful and you can make it a day or two before you want to serve it.  Great to take to family/friend gatherings !

To get the most of the taste, the salad has to marinade at least 8 hours. I normally make it the night before, and during the following day, I would give it a gentle shake every now and then.


{8 - 10 servings}



1 head of Broccoli, broken into florets
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved   {I like to use Italian}
1 - 2 Red Onions, halved and thinly sliced
2 TB Poppy Seeds
2 TB Sesame Seeds


3 TB Onion, very finely chopped
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup White Wine Vinegar
3/4 cup Sunflower Oil
1 t Salt
2 t Dijon Mustard


1.) Toss together all the ingredients for the SALAD in a large mixing bowl.
2.) Mix all the ingredients for the DRESSING/MARINADE until well combined - pour over the Salad ingredients - chill at least 8 hours before serving.

Transfer to a serving bowl and serve!

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  1. Stopping by from Let's Get Social Sunday....better late than never, right?
    I love marinated broccoli salad. When I lived in northern Maine I ate a ton of broccoli - fresh from the farm, spring and fall.
    Thanks for hosting & have a great week!!

  2. Oh yummmmm! I'm glad you're going to start sharing salads! Just in time for summer here! Pinned it!

  3. One of the best things (in my opinion) about spring and summer - is all the wonderful salads! Pinned this one, Linda ;)

  4. Yum! I love salads and this sounds so good!

  5. This looks healthy, crunchy good! And so different! I have never used sunflower oil, must try. Thanks so much

  6. Sounds so yummy! I love the Dijon mustard!

  7. I love this! Just pinned this. Hopping from The Busy Bee's link up.

  8. Oh yum!!! Did you have any left over, to drop off at my house???? I need some!!


    Keep ‘em coming… :)

    hugs xx
    Crystelle Boutique

  9. Found you at StoneGable, and this looks YUM! Going to try.


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