Broccoli Crunch Salad ( à la Whole Foods)

This addictive broccoli salad from Whole Foods has the perfect balance of crispy broccoli florets, smoky bacon, red onion, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and a sweet and tangy dressing.

Broccoli Crunch Salad ( à la Whole Foods)

  • Servings: 2-4 servings

The combination of the crunchy broccoli, savory bacon, sweet dried cranberries, and flavorful dressing makes this salad hard to stop eating. This salad is easy to recreate at home and makes for an ideal summer side dish or potluck contribution.


  • 4 cups Broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp granulated Sugar
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Golden Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Candied Cashews (recipe follows)
  • 3 slices Bacon, diced
  • 2 tbsp minced Red Onion


  • Steam broccoli for 2 minutes, then shock in an ice bath. Drain and lay out on paper towels for any remaining water to drain off while you’re getting the rest of the salad together.
  • Whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Add a little salt and pepper.
  • Cook bacon in a pan until crisp, drain on paper towels. Crumble it up.
  • When you’re ready to assemble it, toss broccoli, raisins, candied cashews, bacon and red onion with dressing. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed. Chill for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld.

  • You may need to break up some of the nuts, because they may solidify a bit like brittle in places.