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Easy Vegetarian Broccoli Salad with Cheddar Cheese

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 45 cups broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces (from 1 large head or bunch)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup raw or toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup dates, finely chopped (or dried cranberries)
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped (white, red or green onion will do)
  • 3 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste


  1. To a large mixing bowl, add the chopped broccoli, cubed cheese, parsley, sunflower seeds, finely chopped dates and onion. Toss to combine.
  2. In a second smaller mixing bowl, whisk the yogurt, oil, and vinegar together then whisk in the honey and salt adding fresh ground pepper to taste.
  3. Pour the yogurt dressing over the broccoli and toss until the broccoli is evenly coated.
  4. Serve immediately or keep in a airtight container for up to 2 days.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes