Recipe Box, Broccoli Salad with Nuts, Seeds, Berries & Sweet Sesame Dressing

I decided I’d better make some comfort food salads instead of binge watching the news with Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread

This salad, dressing and all, only takes about 10 minutes to prepare

Don’t be alarmed by the number of dressing ingredients

You probably have everything in your pantry

The Sweet Sesame Dressing is adapted from Cafe Sucre de Farine here

My version is very mild, letting the salad ingredients shine, but you can add a heat element if you want it to be bolder

Chris is a fabulous cook and she also shared a tip to keep ginger paste in the freezer so it’s always on hand

The salad is a mix of chopped greens such as romaine and spinach, topped with chopped raw broccoli florets, unsalted sunflower seeds, sliced almonds and dried cranberries

You can add crispy bacon if you like, but you’re trying so hard to be good with this  healthy salad 😇

Broccoli Salad with Nuts, Seeds, Berries & Sweet Sesame Dressing

Course Salad
Cuisine American



  • chopped broccoli florets
  • salad greens of choice like romaine, spinach, chopped
  • sliced almonds
  • dried cranberries
  • unsalted sunflower seeds

Sweet Sesame Dressing

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 T light brown sugar
  • 3 T honey
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 T sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper



  • Combine salad ingredients in a bowl

Sweet Sesame Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients in a jar or cruet and shake well until thoroughly combined. Makes about 1 cup. Refrigerate.


adjust amounts of salad ingredients to number of servings desired
Keyword broccoli salad, broccoli salad with nuts, seeds & berries, Sweet Sesame Dressing

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20 Responses to “Recipe Box, Broccoli Salad with Nuts, Seeds, Berries & Sweet Sesame Dressing”
  1. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I’m a big broccoli lover and try to make it into a salad all the time, but this is a great new twist. I needed a newer version, so thanks. MMmmmm!

  2. Rosie M. says:

    Honestly, Jenna, my mouth started watering when I was reading this recipe! I’m making it tonight! Thanks! P.S. I’m glad mother nature has calmed down!

  3. Comfort foods are always a good idea!

  4. Hi Jenna… I hear you. I am still glued to the News. The salad looks delish but my heart belongs to chocolate chip walnut bread. I might even dream about it tonight! Have a good week.

  5. Jenna, I am always looking for new salad ideas! This looks and sounds delicious. However, I might choose the shortbread!

  6. Jodi says:

    Yummmm love broccoli

  7. RS says:

    I made the Sweet Sesame Dressing today and used it on a spinach salad. It is so good! A nice change. I did substitute liquid stevia for the sugar and honey.

  8. Mary says:

    Sounds healthy and delicious Jenna! I’m a fan of dressings you can quickly shake together in a jar. 😉

  9. Kitty says:

    Oh Jenna, I love broccoli salad!!! This sounds soooo tasty. I never knew about Ginger Paste. Where do you find it in the grocery store? I need that!
    p.s. I’d still like one of those chocolate chip shortbread bars!! LOL!

  10. Miz Helen says:

    We will really enjoy your awesome Broccoli Salad, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,we are so happy to have you join us. Have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Julie says:

    I love broccoli salad and yours looks so delicious. What a great idea to put in spinach and romaine lettuce which I always have on hand. Thanks for the salad dressing recipe too.

  12. JESS44903 says:

    Sounds delicious! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  13. Pattie says:

    I have been in total salad mode lately. This looks so delicious. I am intrigued by the tube of ginger. I’ve not seen that before, but how convenient!

  14. Suzy says:

    This sounds yummy!…wish my hubby would eat broccoli.

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