Creamy Broccoli and Cucumber Salad – this creamy, crunchy salad is so full of flavor and a great addition to the lunchbox, a picnic or a barbeque for Labor Day weekend or anytime.
I’ve shared many of my family’s favorite summer salads including my Bacon Arugula Tomato and White Bean Pasta Salad, Two Bean Salad with Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette, Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad with Green Olives and Raisins and most recently my Caprese Pasta Salad. Today, I have another favorite, this delicious Creamy Broccoli and Cucumber Salad.
Crunchy broccoli and cucumbers along with some red onions are tossed in a creamy dressing, garlic gives it a nice kick and honey adds a touch of sweetness; raisins and sunflower seeds provide additional sweetness and crunch. Altogether, this salad is so delicious and full of flavor. Even people who are not fans of broccoli, raw or otherwise, love this salad, it is that good.
This Creamy Broccoli and Cucumber Salad is so versatile and I’ve made many variations of it over the years, depending on what I have in the refrigerator.
I’ve made this salad with half broccoli and half cauliflower, I’ve left out the sunflower seeds and/or raisins, I’ve used celery instead of cucumber and green onions instead of red onion — all versions are delicious.
In South Hero, VT, one of the Champlain Islands where we have our lake house, there is a wonderful vineyard called Snow Farm Vineyard & Winery. During the summer the vineyard has a concert series, each Thursday evening they have a different band and they open up the grounds to the public for picnicking.
The concerts are a lot of fun for both kids and adults and are very popular, and people bring the most elaborate picnics. This Creamy Broccoli and Cucumber Salad is a regular at our concert picnics and is always a big hit with whichever guests we have staying with us at the time.
This delicious Creamy Broccoli and Cucumber Salad is a wonderful dish for picnics or in the lunchbox. This creamy, crunchy salad is also a great accompaniment to all sorts of grilled entrees and is the perfect addition to your next barbeque this Labor Day weekend or anytime.
Does your family have a favorite broccoli salad recipe? Let me know in the comments below!