A lemony mayonnaise dressing is the perfect topping for a big bowl of fresh broccoli and sweet strawberries. Add even more crunch with sliced almonds, red onion, and some poppy seeds if you like them, and if the strawberries alone aren’t sweet enough, you can always add a little bit of honey to the dressing.
Not everyone is a fan of raw broccoli, and for some people with FODMAP sensitivities, it can be a total no-go. But if you decided you don’t like it after one experience with a wilted tray of crudités, it might be time to reconsider (for one thing, raw vegetables of all kinds are considerably tastier when you’re not afraid to eat them with fat).
This would make a great make-ahead side when you have dinner guests, because you have to chill it anyway, so you could make it at lunchtime and save your pre-dinner cooking time for the main course. Or to make it a main meal on its own, you could have this with some quick grilled chicken, leftover ham, or deviled eggs – or really any other protein you like.
Strawberry Broccoli Salad Recipe
Protein: 7g / %
Carbs: 26g / %
Fat: 28g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 4 cups fresh broccoli florets;
- 2 cup. strawberries, sliced;
- ¼ cup almonds, sliced;
- ¼ cup red onion, diced;
- ½ cup homemade mayonnaise;
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice;
- 1 tbsp. raw honey; (optional)
- 1 tbsp. poppy seeds; (optional)
- In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, honey, and poppy seeds and mix well.
- In another bowl, combine the broccoli, strawberries, red onion, and sliced almonds.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently.
- Refrigerate and serve cold.