Sunny’s Quick Steamed Broccoli Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Two 10- to 12-ounce bags steamable broccoli florets, such as Birds Eye

4 to 6 sprigs fresh thyme 

1 clove garlic, grated on a rasp grater

Zest of 1 lemon 


1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sriracha 

1 tablespoon lemon juice 

1 tablespoon sugar 

Freshly cracked black pepper 


1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

1/4 cup raisins 

1/4 cup dried cranberries 

1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds


  1. For the broccoli: Steam the broccoli according to the package directions.
  2. Add the thyme, garlic and zest to a large bowl and brush or rub the ingredients against the bottom and sides of the bowl. Add the steamed broccoli and toss. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. For the dressing: In a medium bowl, add the mayonnaise, sriracha, lemon juice, sugar and some black pepper. Whisk until the sugar dissolves.
  4. For the salad: Add the red onions, raisins and cranberries to the bowl with the dressing. Stir to combine.
  5. Discard the thyme from the broccoli. Add the dressing and gently fold until the broccoli is evenly coated. Serve chilled or at room temperature sprinkled with the almonds.