Honey Lemon Nut Broccoli Salad

A bright and nutty broccoli side dish that is sweet and tangy to complement a savory meal.

This recipe for broccoli salad is a sweet and tangy dish that is perfect for any occasion. The tender broccoli florets are paired with crunchy almonds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds, and the addition of red onion gives the dish a subtle sharpness. The honey lemon sauce provides a refreshing and zesty flavor, and the combination of sweet and tangy flavors creates a perfect balance. This dish is easy to make and can be served as a side dish or a light meal on its own. It is also a great way to incorporate some healthy greens and nuts into your diet.



Prep Time

20 minutes

Chill Time

1 hour

Total Time

1 hour 20 minutes


  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • Zest from 1/2 lemon

For the Honey Lemon Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar


Preparation of Ingredients:

  • Wash and prepare the broccoli florets.
  • Dice the red onion, slice the almonds, and chop the walnuts.

Zesting the Lemon:

  • Carefully zest half of the lemon, ensuring you only take the outer yellow layer and avoid the white pith.

Preparing the Honey Lemon Sauce:

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, honey, and white wine vinegar.
  • Whisk until smooth and well-blended.

Assembling the Salad:

  • In a large bowl, toss together the broccoli florets, diced red onion, sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds, and lemon zest.
  • Drizzle the honey lemon sauce over the salad and toss gently until everything is well coated.


  • Refrigerate the salad for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.


  • Once chilled, give the salad a gentle mix and serve.


  • For added depth, you can lightly toast the almonds and walnuts in a dry pan until golden brown before adding them to the salad.

Toss all prepared ingredients together in a large bowl.

Mix together the mayonnaise, honey, white wine vinegar, and lemon juice.