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small batch broccoli salad in a serving bowl

Broccoli Crunch Salad (Small Batch)

This fresh, crunchy side dish pairs well with chicken, salmon, or beef! It makes four servings so nothing goes to waste!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 medium head of broccoli, diced into small uniform pieces
  • cup diced red onion
  • cup dried cranberries
  • cup bacon bits
  • ¼ cup sunflower seed kernels
  • cup shredded cheddar cheese

For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar


  • Mix broccoli, diced red onion, dried cranberries, bacon bits, sunflower seed kernels, and shredded cheddar cheese in a medium bowl.
  • In a small bowl, mix together dressing ingredients until well combined and sugar is dissolved. Pour dressing on top of broccoli mixture and toss to combine.
  • Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to come together. Enjoy!
Keyword broccoli, salad