Broccoli Strawberry Salad

Broccoli Strawberry Salad is creamy and refreshing with pops of juicy fruit. It can easily be made ahead and enjoyed later!

This strawberry broccoli salad is packed with fresh fruits and veggies, making it a perfectly tasty go to salad. Favorite Broccoli Salad and Broccoli Cauliflower Salad are also ultra tasty for all of you broccoli lovers!

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Fresh and tasty

Broccoli Strawberry Salad includes broccoli florets, cojack cheese, strawberries, and almonds all tossed in a delicious dressing. It’s a breeze to throw together and is perfect for the summer.

It may seem like a weird combo to have strawberries and broccoli, but we can assure that it really is a tasty salad. If you’re a normal person and like broccoli, my sources tell me that you should definitely try this recipe.

I will admit that I do love asparagus and may try that instead of broccoli next time. Give this broccoli salad recipe a go yourself and let me know what you think. Our family loved it and has already made plans to make it again!

Chopped broccoli for salad

Just mix and dress!

MIX. Combine broccoli and cheese together in a large bowl.

DRESS & ENJOY! In a separate bowl, whisk your mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Pour over broccoli and toss to coat. Carefully stir in cut up strawberries and sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.

Variations

The few ingredients really come together well to create a delicious simple salad. With that said you can always add more flavors such as:

  • sliced red or green onions
  • poppy seeds
  • dried cranberries or raisins
  • Avocados
  • Grilled chicken

Several different cheeses can be used in place of colby including fetta, cheddar, or mozzarella.

If you’re not a fan of mayonnaise you can use miracle whip or greek yogurt.

Mayo dressing in bowl

Ingredient Tips + Storage

Strawberries: Since strawberries don’t ripen once they have been picked, choose strawberries that have minimal to no white tops. They should be fragrant, but firm. 

Broccoli: Fresh, not frozen, broccoli is a must. It’s also raw broccoli. If you really do not like raw broccoli you can blanch it. 

  • To blanch: Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the broccoli florets to the water and blanche for ONLY 1-2 minutes. Remove the florets from the pot and immediately place them into COLD water. Drain dry and use in the salad.

This makes a great make ahead salad as it will store covered in the fridge for 1-2 days before serving.

STORE leftovers depending on how far in advance the salad was made. The leftovers can be stored in the fridge for a total of 4-5 days.

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Broccoli Strawberry Salad Recipe

5 from 11 votes
Strawberry broccoli salad is creamy and refreshing with pops of juicy fruit. It can easily be made ahead and enjoyed later!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 324 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 8 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 8 oz colby jack cheese cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries quartered
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds toasted

Instructions
 

  • Mix broccoli and cheese together in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk your mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Pour over broccoli and toss to coat. Carefully stir in cut up strawberries; sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately. ENJOY!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    Your dishes look delicious! Your broccoli salad is wonderful! Was a hit a our BBQ for the 4th celebration!

  2. 5 stars
    I love this salad during the summertime. Made with lots of broccoli, strawberries aNd coated in a mayo based dressing.

  3. 5 stars
    I sure love broccoli salad & I love that this one has strawberries! They add a nice flavor! This is a great summer salad!

  4. 5 stars
    I love adding Veggies and Fruits together in a salad. The combo is so Tasty! This is the perfect summer Sidedish!

  5. 5 stars
    I loooove broccoli but sometimes don’t know what to do with that huge bag from Costco! lol This was a yummy way to have broccoli all dressed up for summer. Loved the flavor with strawberries. Thanks for this new-to-me recipe!

    1. You’re welcome! I agree…. sometimes knowing how to use all the broccoli is tricky! So glad you enjoyed this salad!

  6. 5 stars
    This is my favorite summer salad!! Broccoli & strawberries taste great together & it goes well with all the bbq food!

  7. 5 stars
    I love the combo of the strawberries and broccoli! The dressing pairs perfectly with this salad too. The crunchy broccoli with the soft cheese is amazing too.