Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad

$4.10 recipe / $0.82 serving

A few months ago I made a batch of Honey Mustard Sauce and I literally could not stop dipping broccoli florets into it, so I knew right away that I just needed to make a whole Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad. This salad is incredibly simple, but packed with flavor, and it even holds up in the refrigerator well. This Honey Mustard Broccoli salad makes a great summer side dish, but you could always top it with some grilled chicken and make it a meal!

A bowl of honey mustard broccoli salad with black utensils on the side of the bowl and a bowl of honey mustard sauce near by.

A bowl of honey mustard broccoli salad with black utensils on the side of the bowl and a bowl of honey mustard sauce near by.

Substitutions

If red onions are too strong for you, you can use a couple sliced green onions in their place. Another option is to soak your red onion for about 5 minutes in ice water, which will dull its sharp flavor.

Instead of dried cranberries, dried cherries, raisins, or even chopped dried apricots would work well. But I love the contrast of the tart cranberry flavor the best! 🙂

How Long Does Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad Keep?

Because broccoli is so sturdy, this salad holds up really well in the refrigerator. I’m on day three right now and it’s still quite tasty. The broccoli has only gotten slightly softer, the dressing is still creamy and moist (it hasn’t dried out), and very little water has seeped out of the vegetables. I give it an A- for sturdiness! As usual I would suggest keeping the Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad for a maximum of 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

Close up side view of the Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad ingredients in the bowl before they are mixed.

Close up side view of the Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad ingredients in the bowl before they are mixed.

Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad

This crunchy, sweet, tangy, and creamy Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad only takes minutes to makes the perfect summer side dish.

Keyword: Easy Side Dish, Summer Food

Total Cost: $4.10 recipe / $0.82 serving

Author: Beth – Budget Bytes



Prep Time: 15 mins


Cook Time: 0 mins


Total Time: 15 mins

Servings: 5 1 cup each

Honey Mustard Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise ($0.80)
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard ($0.09)
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard ($0.09)
  • 3 Tbsp honey ($0.36)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp paprika ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • freshly cracked pepper ($0.02)

Salad

  • 1 large crown Broccoli (about 5 cups chopped) ($1.69)
  • 1/4 red onion (about 1/2 cup diced) ($0.11)
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds ($0.64)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries ($0.22)
  • Prepare the honey mustard dressing by stirring together the mayonnaise, Dijon, yellow mustard, honey, vinegar, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and some freshly cracked pepper. Set the dressing aside.

  • Chop the broccoli into small pieces. Finely dice the red onion.

  • Combine the broccoli, onion, almonds, and dried cranberries in a large bowl. Add about half of the honey mustard dressing and stir to coat. Add more dressing to your liking (I used about 3/4 of the batch).

  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.

Scroll down for the step by step photos

Front view of a bowl of Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad with a black fork and spoon in the side of the bowl.

Front view of a bowl of Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad with a black fork and spoon in the side of the bowl.

Step by Step Photos

Ingredients for honey mustard sauce in a bowl

Ingredients for honey mustard sauce in a bowl

First, make the honey mustard dressing. Combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp yellow mustard, 3 Tbsp honey, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1/8 tsp garlic powder, 1/8 tsp paprika, 1/8 tsp salt, and some freshly cracked pepper.

Whisked honey mustard sauce in a bowl with the whisk lifting out of the sauce.

Whisked honey mustard sauce in a bowl with the whisk lifting out of the sauce.

Stir the honey mustard dressing ingredients together until combined, then set the dressing aside.

Chop broccoli

Chop broccoli

Chop one large crown of broccoli into small pieces. You’ll want about 5 cups once chopped.

Broccoli salad ingredients in the bowl, not stirred.

Broccoli salad ingredients in the bowl, not stirred.

Place the broccoli in a large bowl. Finely dice 1/4 of a red onion (about 1/2 cup). Add the onion, 1/3 cup slivered almonds, and 1/4 cup dried cranberries to the bowl with the broccoli.

Finished honey mustard broccoli salad with the remaining honey mustard dressing in a bowl on the side.

Finished honey mustard broccoli salad with the remaining honey mustard dressing in a bowl on the side.

Add about half of the honey mustard dressing to the broccoli salad, then stir to coat. Add more dressing to your liking. I ended up using about 3/4 of the batch of dressing. If you need some ideas for how to use the remaining dressing, I have a list of ideas in my Honey Mustard Sauce post.

Finished honey mustard broccoli salad in a bowl, seen from above, with black fork and spoon in the side of the bowl.

Finished honey mustard broccoli salad in a bowl, seen from above, with black fork and spoon in the side of the bowl.

Enjoy the Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad immediately, or refrigerate until you’re ready to eat!

Close up of a spoonful of Honey mustard Broccoli Salad with the bowl in the background

Close up of a spoonful of Honey mustard Broccoli Salad with the bowl in the background

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