Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

by Katelyn | With Sweet Honey
broccoli salad in a large bowl

I don’t know how you do it at your BBQs but I’m betting broccoli salad is part of your menu. Or at least it should be! It’s a summer salad staple around here and this broccoli salad with honey dijon dressing is my absolute favorite recipe for this classic side. There isn’t any mayo or sour cream and it’s dairy free, paleo, and SCD friendly! 

honey dijon dressing in a bowl with a wooden spoon

Ingredients for Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

I kept the ingredients to this broccoli salad pretty straightforward and simple. There is room for you to add more mix-ins if you want though (see below for ways to customize) but I find it doesn’t really need that many ingredients to taste delicious.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Broccoli
  • Bacon
  • Red Onion
  • Red Cabbage
  • Carrots

For the Honey Dijon Dressing:

  • Dijon Mustard
  • Olive Oil
  • Honey
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Garlic 
  • Salt
  • Pepper
broccoli salad with honey dijon dressing in a large bowl

How to make broccoli salad

  1. In a medium bowl, add the chopped broccoli, bacon (optional), red onion, red cabbage, and carrots. Stir and set aside.
  2. Next, make the dressing for the salad. Whisk together the dijon mustard, olive oil, honey, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. 
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to cover evenly. Serve immediately or refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Keep refrigerated.
honey dijon dressing pouring over broccoli salad

Can I use the dressing for other recipes?

The honey dijon dressing is also a delicious salad dressing on its own. Sometimes I will mix up a larger batch of the dressing and store it in the fridge to use on other salads throughout the week.

Options for additional mix-ins for the broccoli salad

Like I mentioned previously, I like to keep this broccoli salad pretty simple. With few ingredients, it’s easy to make before a gathering or cookout. But if you did want to add a little extra ingredients, I’d recommend trying sunflower seeds, pecans, feta or dried cranberries. Let me know in the comments below if you tried any of these, I’d love to hear how it turned out!

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broccoli salad in a large bowl

Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

This Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing is the perfect side for a cookout, bbq or summer meal. Made with dairy free honey dijon dressing that's simple to make and dairy free!
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli salad, honey dijon dressing, salad, simple side dish recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
154 Katelyn | With Sweet Honey

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup red cabbage chopped into slivers
  • 1/4 cup carrots shredded

Honey Dijon Dressing

  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, add the chopped broccoli, bacon, red onion, red cabbage, and carrots. Stir and set aside.
  • Next, make the dressing for the salad. Whisk together the dijon mustard, olive oil, honey, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to cover evenly. Serve immediately or refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Keep refrigerated.

Notes

  • You could add dried cranberries or sunflower seeds to the salad for additional options.
  • Store salad in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Nutrition

Serving: 6servings | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.6g | Protein: 5.7g | Fat: 12.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 3.7g | Calcium: 19mg

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