5-ingredient Broccoli Salad

Looking for a new cold salad option to add to the lunchbox? Try this 5-Ingredient Broccoli Grape Salad for a healthy and delicious lunch or snack. Easy to make and loaded with fresh broccoli, grapes, and tons of flavor.

The first time I tried a broccoli salad was at a BBQ as a side dish and I loved it. I wasn’t sure if the kids would be as excited about it so we added some grapes for some sweetness and they liked it! I had the kids help me whip up this one which always help them in trying new things. They also picked out the Bacon Ranch Dressing which they were excited about. This 5-Ingredient Broccoli Grape Salad comes together quickly and is great packed as a side to your favorite sandwich or as a main meal.

Nutrition Tip: Broccoli is an excellent source of Vitamin C, making 1 cup of broccoli florets and 1 orange about the same.

To make this lunchbox SUPER simple, we pair this make-ahead broccoli salad with a favorite sandwich – quick and easy! Do your kids love a PB&J? Perfect! Or turkey and cheddar, ham and Swiss, hummus and veggies? All good options for a quick and easy complete lunchbox.

Not sure what else to pack? Pair this easy broccoli salad with a wrap, leftovers from last night, or any other main dish your kids enjoy. That’s what I love about this recipe – I can make a big batch at the beginning of the week and pair it with just about anything for easy lunches. Perfect!

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Key Ingredients for this 5-Ingredient Broccoli Grape Salad

Broccoli– these green power veggies are loaded with antioxidants, minerals, and Vitamins. Broccoli is know to help fight cancer, great for your heart health, and your oral health, too.

Grapes– Loaded with Vitamin C, grapes are a wonderful snack to keep around the house. We love when we can incorporate them into some recipes like this one too!

Cheese– cheese adds an extra dose of protein and calcium for this easy cold salad recipe.

Red Onions– onions are great in many recipes, including this one for some crunch and flavor. Onions can also help in reducing bad cholesterol, can help fight against cancer, and are also loaded in essential vitamins and minerals.

Bacon Ranch Dressing– once we tried this dressing, we knew we had to buy it more often. Super flavorful! If you just have regular ranch, that works, too!

How to make this easy 5-Ingredient Broccoli Grape Salad

This recipe is super easy to assemble. First place the broccoli in large bowl, breaking or cutting any large florets into smaller pieces.

Then add the grapes, cheese, onions and dressing. Mix well and cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Or if packing for lunch, add into lunchbox with all of yours or the kids favorite snacks!

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5-Ingredient Broccoli Grape Salad

Amber Gray
Classic broccoli salad is usually loaded down with mayonnaise and bacon. This version adds a touch of sweetness with grapes and a hint of smokiness with the dressing.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Lunchbox Ideas
Servings 8 servings
Calories 83 kcal


  • 1 16 oz. bag broccoli florets
  • 1 cup halved red seedless grapes
  • 3 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup bacon ranch dressing


  • Place broccoli in large bowl, breaking any large florets into smaller pieces. Add grapes, cheese, onion and dressing. Mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.


Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 6gFat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 112mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4g
Keyword broccoli, grape, lunch, lunchbox, salad
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