This vegetarian Honey-Dijon Broccoli Salad with Cranberries and Sunflower Seeds is mayo-free but tastes even better! Great for potlucks and parties!
We’re going retro today with this healthy vegetarian Honey-Dijon Broccoli Salad with Cranberries and Sunflower Seeds!
Good old broccoli salad is always a favourite addition to a meal. However, it’s really not that old! With the push for healthy eating in the 1970’s, broccoli became popular for its nutritional value. Suddenly everyone was eating this veggie and expounding its virtues.
Salads made with broccoli soon followed. They became common in the 1980’s and 90’s when you could find one at every potluck dinner or family gathering.
Honey-Mustard Dressing makes Broccoli Salad new again!
While I used to make mayonnaise-based broccoli salad, in the last few years I’ve switched to lighter dressings. I make this Broccoli Quinoa Salad with Sesame Miso Dressing often.
This Honey-Dijon Broccoli Salad with cranberries and sunflower seeds that I’m sharing with you today is my favourite. Everyone seems to love the sweet and salty contrast from dried cranberries and toasted, lightly salted sunflower seeds. Most importantly, I feel good serving a vegetarian salad made with such a nutritional powerhouse!
If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I love honey-mustard sauce. I use it on chicken, salmon and veggies! For instance, you’ll find it here on
- Honey-Mustard Chicken with Turmeric,
- Smoky Chipotle Honey-Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs
- Chipotle Honey-Mustard Glazed Chicken Wings
- Honey-Dijon Glazed Salmon in Foil
- Roasted Carrots with Honey-Mustard Glaze
and now on this healthy broccoli salad!
Ready to go retro? Here’s what you’ll need.