Chopped Broccoli Salad with Cherries and Feta // Video


Crunchy broccoli chopped into bits and updated with dried cherries and feta.  If you love the old version, you will flip over this updated Chopped Broccoli Salad with Cherries and Feta.  

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Most of you, my favorite internet friends, are out of high school….and even college.  I know how old most of you are.  🙂  Does that make me a stalker?  It’s a little weird to know that websites I visit collect that kind of information.  But it’s helpful when coming up with ideas, recipes and stories that I think you’ll like.  Like this one….for those of you who are out of high school….do you ever feel like you never left?  In many ways, I feel like I haven’t really grown up…I still think I’m like a 20-something’s peer….I’m totally not.  I know they look at me like I’m their mom but I still think I’m waaaay cool.  And hip….and I’m using words that a mom would use.  Sometimes I make poor choices like a 20-something….and sometimes I see others making poor choices like a 20-something. SMH.  (I just learned what SMH means so I can now use it and be, like, so cool.)

Chopped Broccoli Salad with Dried Cherries and Feta | The Suburban Soapbox

I follow a lot of bigger, more influential, bloggers on Instagram.  I LOVE Instagram….because I’m hip and cool. 🙂 I love looking at other people’s photos, snippets of their lives…it’s quick and fun and sometimes inspiring.  Sometimes people, grown adults, can be a little mean.  They make poor choices and once it’s out there…it’s out there for good. Something I try to remind my daughter…and her friends.  Even though you delete something, it’s still out there in the vast internet world….FOR.EVER.  A blogger recently posted something about a stranger on Instagram.  It was a fashion critique of a stranger.  The blogger has a huge following and I, honestly, couldn’t believe some of the comments.  My mom hat came out.  I refrained from commenting even though I wanted to defend the unknowing person from the masses.  What if that was me?  Or my daughter?  Or an “in real life” friend?  How would they or I feel?  And then I stumbled on this article this morning from BuzzFeed, Everyone On The Internet Is An Actual Person.  Just a little reminder to be kind. That’s all.

Chopped Broccoli Salad with Dried Cherries and Feta | The Suburban Soapbox

Back to the salad, it reminds me of high school.  Broccoli Salad is one of my favorites because it was always at every picnic or barbecue I ever went to when I was growing up.  It was a constant, a staple….and so, so tasty!  It’s one of those salads that you rarely make at home just because.  Just to have around, it’s like coleslaw.  Do you really whip up coleslaw just to have in the fridge to snack on?  I do, however, like to whip up this Blueberry Feta and Quinoa Salad to snack on….just putting that out there for ya.

Chopped Broccoli Salad with Dried Cherries and Feta | The Suburban Soapbox

One day I had a craving for broccoli salad…..but I had feta, not cheddar.  And dried cherries…not raisins.  Well, I had raisins but the dried cherries seemed like a better friend for the feta.  And just to get crazy, I threw in some sunflower seeds.  AND I chopped up the broccoli into teeny, tiny bits….a little smaller than bite size so that the dressing could get into all the little crevices and become super tasty.  All the ingredients became friends in this salad, even though they are a little unconventional for Broccoli Salad.  It’s a happy, happy salad that will remind you that just because we’re different….we can all get along and be friends.

Chopped Broccoli Salad with Cherries and Feta
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

A modern twist on a classic,this Chopped Broccoli Salad with Cherries and Feta is a hit at every picnic or party!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 307 kcal
Author: Kellie
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • kosher salt and fresh black pepper
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup small diced red onion
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 4 ounces feta small diced
  • 3/4 cup salted sunflower seeds shelled
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar and honey. Add the salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the broccoli, red onion, cherries, feta and sunflower seeds. Add the dressing and stir to combine thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Chopped Broccoli Salad with Cherries and Feta
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 266mg 11%
Potassium 259mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 18g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 17.8%
Vitamin C 50.3%
Calcium 11.7%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

11 comments on “Chopped Broccoli Salad with Cherries and Feta // Video”

  1. I love broccoli salads and the cherry addition sounds amazing!

  2. Mmmm delish. I don’t what happened to me this summer, haven’t made as many salads as usual.

  3. Beautiful summer salad

  4. looks delicious… never thought to add cherries before, definitely an idea i will be trying!

  5. I TOTALLY still feel like I am in my 20’s in my head…but then see a photo of myself and am like…WHO IS THAT?? OR I bust out a line on my kids that my mom used on ME!! Lol! So weird how that works! Broccoli Salad was something I was making as a teen – love your updated version Kellie!! I am so not SMH at this, I’m GAF!! (Grabbing a Fork) 😉

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