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Gluten-Free Broccoli Salad (Dairy-Free)

This easy and healthy broccoli salad recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and easily vegan! It is the perfect summer side to add to your quick lunch or BBQ dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Chill Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4



  • 2 broccoli crowns or bunches of broccoli
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • ½ cup craisins
  • ¼ cup pine nuts or slivered almonds


  • 1 cup mayonnaise, use vegan if preferred
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  • Prepare the broccoli by chopping into small pieces and discarding stems. 
  • Add the broccoli to a large bowl along with the diced onion, craisins, and pine nuts. 
  • In a smaller separate bowl or liquid measuring cup, mix up the dressing by combining all ingredients. Pour into the large bowl with the ingredients. Toss to mix and ensure the dressing is evenly dispersed.
  • Cover the bowl and place into the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • Remove from the fridge just before ready to serve. Give it a final toss and you're ready to eat. Enjoy!


Storage Instructions
This gluten-free broccoli salad will keep for up to 2 days in an air-tight container in the fridge. It's the perfect make-ahead side dish! Just give it a quick toss before eating, as the smaller pieces may fall to the bottom of the container.