Go Back

The Best Broccoli Salad

The Best Broccoli Salad is exceptional! The perfect dressing, coating fresh broccoli, raisins, sweet onion, apple or pears and almonds or pine nuts! Costco uses bacon and we do sometimes too!
Course lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword best, broccoli, easy, salad


  • 1 head broccoli
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ large red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 apple or pear, chopped, peel if desired
  • ¼ cup almonds, sliced or pine nuts

Making the Dressing

  • ½ cup mayonaise
  • ½ cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar


  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
  • Wash and prepare your head of broccoli into florets.  Try to make them bite size.
  • Place them in a large bowl.  
  • Add your sliced almonds or pine nuts and raisins to your large bowl.  
  • Dice red onion and apple or pear and put it in your large bowl with your broccoli.  

Making the Dressing

  • In a 2 cup measuring cup dump yogurt until it reaches the ½ cup line.
  • Add mayonaise until it reaches the 1 cup line.  
  • Add one tablespoon of sugar and stir until blended.  
  • Taste and add another tablespoon of sugar if desired.  

Making your salad

  • Using a spatula, pour yogurt mixture into your broccoli mixture.
  • Stir until everything is coated.  
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Enjoy!