The Perfect Broccoli Salad

This easy salad is a family favorite

By Erika Veduccio, editor of Macaroni Kid EATS! May 13, 2021

Packed with flavor and lots of vitamins like calcium and iron, this perfect broccoli salad is great for warm days. It's a light and lovely addition to recipes on the grill!

Perfect Broccoli Salad


For the salad:

  • 1 package of chicken ramen noodles, broken into bite-sized pieces
  • 16 ounce package broccoli slaw
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4 dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 seasoning package from chicken ramen noodles


  1. Break up ramen noodles into a large bowl.
  2. Add slaw, sliced almonds, green onions, and dried cranberries and mix all together.
  3. Place all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake. Pour over the broccoli slaw and mix. 
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour and then serve.

Our best broccoli salad is a great addition to any recipe on the grill. Want to make it a one-dish meal? Simply add chicken, steak, or shrimp and — BOOM! — you have an easy, healthy, and delicious one-dish meal!

This story originally appeared in Macaroni Kid EATS.