This Broccoli Cranberry Salad recipe is a twist on a holiday classic! Broccoli salad with cranberries and almonds has so much flavor because it’s filled with the best ingredients. This delicious charred broccoli salad with bacon is sure to be your favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish!
- Why We Love This Broccoli Cranberry Salad Recipe
- Variations on Broccoli Salad with Cranberries
- How to Store and Reheat
- Serving Suggestions
- More Salad Recipes To Try
- Notes from the Test Kitchen
- 5-Star Review
- Broccoli Cranberry Salad Recipe
- Email This Recipe
- Becky’s tips
- Nutrition Information
Why We Love This Broccoli Cranberry Salad Recipe
This charred Broccoli Cranberry Salad is the kind of recipe that will be on your holiday table this year, and then every year after that. It’s a new tradition in the making! You’ll want to pass it down through the generations and you’ll be known for it among family members.
- Creamy. We use real mayonnaise for the creamiest broccoli salad you’ve ever had!
- Charred. Charring the broccoli before stirring everything together doesn’t seem like a huge deal, but it’s a huge flavor boost. I’m so excited to share this broccoli cranberry salad with you, just in time for the holidays!
- Flavorful. Combining charred broccoli with dried cranberries, sliced almonds, red onion, and bacon gives this dish so much flavor. Plus, the flavor only gets better the longer you let it sit, so go ahead and make it ahead of time!
Variations on Broccoli Salad with Cranberries
This is a great base salad that you can change up to suit your tastes and what you have on hand. The cranberries can be swapped out for raisins or another dried fruit (cherries, apricots, blueberries, etc.). The almonds can be subbed for a different nut or seed, like walnuts or sunflower seeds. And for a vegetarian-friendly salad, swap out the bacon for vegan bacon or roasted mushrooms.
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How to Store and Reheat
Store leftover broccoli cranberry salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. We do not recommend freezing this salad.
This holiday broccoli cranberry salad pairs beautifully with Thanksgiving turkey, air fryer cranberry glazed ham, or an orange cranberry pork loin roast. Serve it alongside all of your favorite classic Thanksgiving sides!
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Notes from the Test Kitchen
If you prefer a milder onion, you can soak it in cold water for 15 minutes before tossing it in. It will take the edge off!
“Loved this recipe. So yummy. It was a total hit with butterfish.” -Tracy Nagel