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Broccoli Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

You are what you eat. If that’s the case, then I want to eat foods that make me feel good and let my radiance shine from the inside out. Fresh vegetables are the way to go. They are in abundance at local farmers’ markets and stands and I’m in my glory picking up lots of deliciousness to serve my family. One of my favourite salads to make (and eat) is Broccoli Salad. It’s always a hit at our summer family barbecues and often I’ll get my family requesting that I bring a batch with me.

Broccoli Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing - Perfect for your next barbecue with this dairy-free salad recipe! This easy vegetable side dish is super crunchy with loads of fresh broccoli, red onion, bacon, golden raisins and almonds and is covered in a creamy dairy-free homemade ranch dressing.

The traditional dressing for this type of salad is made with white sugar but I’ve discovered another dressing that tastes even better and is healthier too! I modified a recipe for Ranch dressing I found on DrinkSilk.ca and was so pleased with how it turned out. This dressing would be great on any tossed salad, but it’s utterly divine on my Broccoli Salad. Your tastebuds will love it!

Broccoli Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing - Perfect for your next barbecue with this dairy-free salad recipe! This easy vegetable side dish is super crunchy with loads of fresh broccoli, red onion, bacon, golden raisins and almonds and is covered in a creamy dairy-free homemade ranch dressing.

It incorporates a blend of textures with the crunch of the fresh broccoli and the softer sweetness of raisins. If you are tasked to bring a dish to a get-together this summer, bring this salad. It will be a sure-fire hit and you’ll have people asking you for the recipe.

Broccoli Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing - Perfect for your next barbecue with this dairy-free salad recipe! This easy vegetable side dish is super crunchy with loads of fresh broccoli, red onion, bacon, golden raisins and almonds and is covered in a creamy dairy-free homemade ranch dressing.

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You might also like this Chicken & Broccoli Salad.

Broccoli Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing - Perfect for your next barbecue with this dairy-free salad recipe! This easy vegetable side dish is super crunchy with loads of fresh broccoli, red onion, bacon, golden raisins and almonds and is covered in a creamy dairy-free homemade ranch dressing.

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Broccoli Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

Broccoli Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Perfect for your next barbecue with this dairy-free salad recipe! This easy vegetable side dish is super crunchy with loads of fresh broccoli, red onion, bacon, golden raisins and almonds and is covered in a creamy dairy-free homemade ranch dressing.

Ingredients

  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 sliced almonds

Homemade Ranch Dressing

  • ½ cup Silk Original Unsweetened soy beverage
  • 1½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, roughly chopped
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • pinch salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. To prepare the dressing, combine Silk and lemon juice in medium bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the remainder of the dressing ingredients.
  4. Add in dressing to the salad and toss together until completely combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 495Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 557mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 6gSugar: 14gProtein: 12g

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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