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Cranberry Broccoli Salad with Cran Lemon Dressing

Cranberry Broccoli Salad in serving dish

Do you ever open the fridge and just randomly put ingredients together? Sometimes these unplanned recipes result in the most amazing, flavourful dishes! That is exactly how this delicious cranberry broccoli salad with cranberry lemon dressing came to be. Before this, I would never have thought to combine these ingredients. But wow, this combo is fantastic! The cranberry lemon dressing is made using simple, healthy ingredients and its the perfect compliment to this salad.

Cranberry Broccoli Salad in large serving dish

This cranberry broccoli salad is crunchy, tangy, hearty, and so fresh tasting. A great salad to compliment your upcoming summer barbecue’s and pool parties! Plus the dressing is so bright,  colourful, and wonderfully inviting. It’s creamy, velvety, and the perfect blend of sweet and tangy. My favourite part about this homemade salad dressing? Well, the fact that it’s homemade! That means, no added preservatives, fillers and empty calories. But most importantly, none of the unpronounceable ingredients that often accompany store bought salad dressings. The store bought dressings always seem to contain unnecessary ingredients. And a lot of them! No thanks! With simple dressing recipes like this, there’s no reason not to make them yourself.

Cranberry Broccoli Salad with cranberry lemon dressing on plate

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Cranberry Broccoli Salad in serving dish

Cranberry Broccoli Salad

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Cranberry broccoli salad is crunchy, sweet, tangy and delicious! Covered in homemade cran lemon dressing for the perfect combination!
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For the Salad

  • 1 cup shredded broccoli
  • 1.5 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 13.5 oz can chickpeas drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced

For the Dressing

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 lemon zested & juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Add all your salad ingredients to a serving dish and combine.
  • Add all your dressing ingredients to a small blender and process until smooth and creamy. Serve with your salad.
Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2320IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.


  1. Charlotte

    What a great idea! Cranberry, lemon and broccoli 😋 — I love the combination and I’m going grocery shopping today so I’ll be buying what I need to make this tonight!

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