no-cook broccoli salad

Anything that enables me to eat without having to cook anything is a winner in my book. Minimal effort with ultimate gain is my aim (especially on Mondays). So, when I saw this recipe for broccoli salad, I had to try it. I’ve found that keeping broccoli around is a great way keep up with your healthy eating and have a quick side dish/dinner.

I made some adjustments to the original recipe based on what I had in the kitchen. Enjoy!


(picture taken with my phone)

What You Need:
One bunch broccoli (washed, chopped)
Mayonnaise (the amount is up to you, but around 1/2 Cup)
1 TBSP white wine vinegar
A handful of raisins
A small handful of sunflower seeds (kernals)
Red onion (chopped, optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

What You Do:
Mix the broccoli, mayo, vinegar, raisins and sunflower seeds (and onion if you like).
Add more mayo if you like as well as salt and pepper to taste.
That’s it! Enjoy!

Messiness – Not messy! You mix everything in the bowl you’ll serve it in which makes clean-up virtually non-existent.

Simplicity – So simple! Once I find a quick, easy no-cook recipe, it becomes a favorite, fast. This is one of the simplest recipes you’ll find on this blog. It’s something you could quickly make before work for those days when you forgot to plan your lunch (NOTE: planning and packing lunches has been KEY in having a low food budget and losing weight)

Budget – CHEAP! You can always find broccoli for cheap but use fresh since you don’t need to cook it or anything. Frozen broccoli may end up mushy when it’s defrosted.

Delicious Factor – It’s a different taste at first because there are so many flavors involved. But then, it’s addicting! It’s also fairly healthy (get the non-fat mayo) so you feel good about eating it for a light lunch or a snack before dinner.

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