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5-Ingredient Broccoli Grape Salad

Bento box containing sandwich and broccoli grape salad on green wood background. Grapes on cutting board and a green plastic fork resting on a yellow and white striped napkin in background.

Nutrition Tip: Broccoli is an excellent source of Vitamin C, making 1 cup of broccoli florets and 1 orange about the same.

Broccoli on cutting board with knife

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5-Ingredient Broccoli Grape Salad

5-Ingredient Broccoli Grape Salad

Classic broccoli salad is usually loaded down with mayonnaise and bacon. This version adds a touch of sweetness with grapes and a hint of smokiness with the dressing.

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz.) bag broccoli florets
  • 1 cup halved red seedless grapes
  • 3 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup bacon ranch dressing

Instructions

  1. Place broccoli in large bowl, breaking any large florets into smaller pieces. Add grapes, cheese, onion and dressing. Mix well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 112mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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