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How to Make Costco Broccoli Salad

Costco Broccoli Salad Recipe

This delicious Costco broccoli salad recipe is a great way to get your family to eat more vegetables and enjoy a flavorful meal. Not only is it easy to make but it also comes together in just a few minutes.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Lunch
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Rest time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 321kcal


  • 3 cups of tender broccoli florets either fresh and vibrant or thawed from frozen, delivering a burst of verdant goodness to the dish.
  • 1/4 cup of plump raisins or dried cranberries providing a touch of natural sweetness that harmonizes with the savory elements.
  • A delightful 1/4 cup of thinly sliced red onion imparting a subtle, tangy bite that complements the other flavors.
  • A generous 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds or finely chopped nuts lending a delightful crunch and earthy richness to each bite.
  • 1/4 cup of cooked and crumbled bacon can be added, For those seeking an indulgent twist infusing the dish with smoky and savory notes.
  • To elevate the flavor profile further consider sprinkling 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, melting into a velvety and creamy sauce that envelops the ingredients.


  • Mix Salad ingredients in a large bowl, combine broccoli florets, red onion, raisins or cranberries, sunflower seeds, or nuts.
  • Prepare the broccoli salad dressing as directed below. Drizzle it over the salad and toss to coat evenly.
  • Cover and chill the salad for at least 2 hours or overnight to melt the flavors.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature with your favorite crackers or chips!


  • For best results, use freshly cut broccoli florets. If you’re using frozen broccoli, make sure to thaw it completely before incorporating it into the salad.
  • Be careful not to overcook the bacon as this will turn it crisp and dry. You want a bit of chewiness without any excessive greasiness.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, vinegar, and mustard according to your tastes.
  • You can also add other ingredients such as diced bell peppers or chopped celery for additional crunch.
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