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!
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!
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.
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
- 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.
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.
And for even more salad recipes, check out:
- Spicy Watermelon and Avocado Salad
- Lemon Poppyseed Salad
- Crispy Chicken Cobb Salad
- Chicken Caesar Salad
Broccoli Strawberry Salad Recipe
- 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
- 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!