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Broccoli and Cranberry Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

Broccoli is one of the best foods to support detoxification. This delicious and creamy salad is the best way to enjoy this superfood.
Jul 1, 2024 | Joy McCarthy

This wonderful recipe is a feature from my most recent cookbook The Joyous Cookbook.

This cookbook is a true reflection of how my family and I eat and how I recommend others to eat; a variety of colourful, nourishing whole foods-based foods that are both good for you and taste delicious too!


This salad is SO yummy and fragrant. If you've been making my recipes for a while, you'll know I love to make use of fresh herbs. It's such a simple way to add a whole whack of flavour and nutrition at the same time and the dill in this recipe does just that! 

This recipe is:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Grain-Free
  • Dairy-Free (if you choose to use coconut yogurt)
  • Vegetarian-Friendly
  • Detox-Friendly

In this video, I'll be showing you step-by-step how to make this Broccoli and Cranberry Salad. By the way, if you enjoy watching videos of me creating joyous recipes, please let me know! I really do enjoy making them for you, but it's important that you are loving them too! 


Looking for something delicous to pair this salad with? Here are a couple of ideas:

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  • 6 cups (1.5 L) broccoli florets
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) roughly chopped raw cashews or almonds
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) dried cranberries or halved grapes
Creamy Dressing
  • 1 cup (250 mL) coconut yogurt or sheep's yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) sea salt
  1. Prepare the broccoli. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the broccoli and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until crisp-tender and bright green. Drain the broccoli and rinse in cold water. Place in a large bowl and chill in the fridge while you make the dressing.
  2. Meanwhile, make the Creamy Dill Dressing In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, dill, garlic powder, apple cider vinegar and sea salt.
  3. Assemble the Broccoli and Cranberry Salad. To the broccoli, add the red onion, cashews and cranberries. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss. Refrigerate until ready to serve. This salad is best served the day it is made or it gets soggy. EnJOY!


Serves 4

Okay, I will leave you to make this super yummy recipe! I can't wait to hear what you think!

Joy xo

Jul 1, 2024 BY Joy McCarthy
Evelyn Ernst   •   October 9, 2019

Hi Joy, Can we be your favourite dried cranberry? We make dried cranberries with 40% less sugar than standard brands, and they are available across Canada. I would love to chat via email.

Joy McCarthy   •   October 9, 2019

Kimberly Brown   •   January 11, 2020

How many servings is this recipe and how many net carbs per serving?

Joy McCarthy   •   January 12, 2020

Betty Sanchez   •   May 16, 2020

I really liked this recipe, except that I made it with Greek yogurt. All of the proportions are perfect. Maybe it's just me, but for some reason yogurt based dressings seem to leave me "wanting". Will the coconut or sheep's milk yogurt be heavier? I thought about adding a little bit of mayo to give it a bit more weightiness. Maybe some avocado oil? Do you know what I'm taking about? Is it the oil (fat) heaviness I'm after? It sort of tastes (or feels?) watered-down. Help! 😜😊

Joy McCarthy   •   May 19, 2020

linda   •   August 18, 2020

Hi Joy, Thank you for this quick and tasty recipe, I literally just finished eating this for my lunch. Just a note, both my parents were born in Vienna, Austria, beautiful city. I live in Burlington, Ontario close to Goodness Me.

Joy McCarthy   •   August 18, 2020

Melissa   •   July 7, 2024

So good, i love the dill flavour. I made it with grapes.

Joy McCarthy   •   July 8, 2024

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