Your friends and family will go crazy over this sweet blueberry lemon broccoli salad. This recipe has blueberries, dried blueberries, and lemon poppyseed dressing and is topped off with fresh lemon zest! You will no longer struggle to get your kids to eat vegetables at family picnics and barbecues! Just a few fresh ingredients will produce a substantial bright flavor!
Once I realized that my kids would eat broccoli if I mixed it in a sweet dressing and added all their favorite toppings, I started getting creative with loads of broccoli salad recipes. This blueberry broccoli salad is so sweet and delicious that your kids will forget that they are eating salad. This salad has minimal prep time and is the perfect side dish to bring to any potluck, party, picnic, or bbq. You can easily change the toppings based on your family’s likes.
A few summers ago, I started adding lemon zest on top of salads, which gave my favorite salads the perfect amount of depth. You will love this bright, citrusy dish!
8 cups of chopped fresh broccoli florets
1 cup blueberries
1/3 cup of dried blueberries
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup of chopped green onions
One tbsp of lemon zest
1 cup of Lemon Poppyseed salad dressing store-bought or homemade
Homemade Lemon Poppyseed Salad Dressing
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup sour cream or Greek Yogurt
One tablespoon sugar
One tablespoon of lemon juice or to taste
Two tsp of poppy seeds
Optional add-ins and swaps- chopped kale, spinach, dried cranberries, dried apricots, feta cheese, parsley, sunflower seeds, red onion, carrot shreds, almonds, honey, or more fresh blueberries. Add some salt or black pepper if you like a little pop.
If you like this blueberry broccoli salad, you should try one of my other healthy broccoli salad recipes.
Strawberry Poppyseed Broccoli Salad with Avocado
with pumpkin seeds, pure maple syrup roasted nuts, and an apple cider vinegar dressing
with an avocado cilantro dressing
1. Prepare the dressing by adding the ingredients into a small bowl and mixing with a whisk.
2. Wash broccoli and cut it into florets.
3. Add broccoli to a large bowl and add the salad toppings.
4. Mix. Drizzle salad dressing on top.
5. Top off the salad with lemon zest.
Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also make this the night before you need to serve it. You may want to save the dressing and add it right before serving.
Broccoli contains fiber, vitamins c, k, and a, and protein.
You can make my five-ingredient dressing or use your favorite store-bought poppyseed dressing. If you can’t find lemon poppyseed dressing, add a few teaspoons of lemon juice to store-bought poppyseed dressing to liven it up.
Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Broccoli Salad
- 8 cups chopped broccoli
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/3 cup dried blueberries
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 cup Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Add all the ingredients to the Lemon Poppyseed dressing together in a bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
Add Broccoli, blueberries, dried blueberries, cashews, green onions and lemon zest in a bowl.
Drizzle the lemon poppyseed dressing onto the broccoli salad and mix.
refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
This broccoli salad is always such a hit, and the total time for prep is concise. Did you make this Lemon Blueberry Broccoli Salad? I would love to hear how it turned out for you! Please comment below this blog post or tag me on social media and let me know how it turned out for you! You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Once you realize that your kids will eat broccoli salad, you won’t want to stop making it! I have a bunch of broccoli salad recipes on my site. Check out: