(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)
Raisins, sunflower seeds, and a tangy, slightly sweetened mayonnaise dressing make this broccoli salad a delicious dish for any season or occasion. Frozen (thawed) peas make this version a little different from the classic broccoli salad. They add extra texture and flavor, but you may leave them out or use a pea and carrot combination instead. Tailor the salad to suit your tastes and make it your go-to broccoli salad.
Walnuts or toasted pecans make a nice addition to the salad; replace the sunflower seeds with them if you like. Dried cranberries or chopped dried cherries used instead of raisins will add a fruity, tart flavor with a pleasant sweetness.
For best flavor, make the salad a few hours in advance; refrigerate it to chill thoroughly before serving. Store leftover broccoli salad in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.