Martin’s Broccoli Salad

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I was looking for a salad for lunches for the work week. Something that would hold up, and wouldn’t get soggy yucky. Something with some crunch. And of course, something yummy. I found that and more in Martin’s broccoli salad. This is great stuff here. It’s perfect for packing for lunch, a picnic, and even served as a side dish with dinner.

Martin's Broccoli Salad

Get Cheesy With It

I’ve made Martin’s broccoli salad a number of times now. I generally follow the recipe to a ‘T’. But I have been known to use different cheese (I love it with pepperjack). Or different nuts (roasted walnuts are fantastic). I thought about making it with cauliflower instead of broccoli. I think I’ll try that next! No matter what, you can’t go wrong with this recipe, even if you make it your own by changing it up a bit!

I recently discovered Blue Plate mayonnaise, which I think is the best around. If you can’t find it locally you can pick it up online for a fair price.

The original recipe did call for shredded cheese. I prefer cubed cheese. I think it holds up better to the other chopped ingredients and it doesn’t ‘hog’ all of the dressing.

Also try my tangy broccoli salad.

Martin's Broccoli Salad
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Martin’s Broccoli Salad

This is great stuff here. It’s perfect for packing for lunch, a picnic, and even served as a side dish with dinner.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 281kcal


For the dressing

For the salad

  • 1 pound broccoli chopped (I used crowns)
  • ¾ cup cheddar cubed (you can use shredded)
  • ½ cup pecans roasted, chopped
  • cup dried cranberries sun-dried
  • ¼ cup green onions chopped
  • 3 slices bacon cooked, chopped


  • Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add in the salad ingredients and stir gently to coat.


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 412IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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