Broccoli Salad USDA Recipe for Schools

Our Broccoli Salad combines fresh broccoli and red onions in a slightly sweet creamy dressing.
NSLP/SBP CREDITING INFORMATION
¹⁄2 cup (No. 8 scoop) provides ¹⁄2 cup dark green vegetable.
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Ingredients
 

50 Servings

    Weight

    • 2 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
    • 1 lb Sugar
    • - - White vinegar
    • - - Low-fat (1%) milk
    • 4 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
    • 1 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
    • 6 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
    • 1 lb Dried cranberries

    Measure

    • 3 cup Low-fat mayonnaise
    • 2 cups Sugar
    • ½ cup White vinegar
    • cup Low-fat (1%) milk
    • 1 gal 3 qt ½ cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
    • 1 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
    • 1 cup 2 Tbsp 2 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
    • 3 cups 3 Tbsp 1 tsp Dried cranberries

    100 Servings

      Weight

      • 4 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
      • 2 lb Sugar
      • - - White vinegar
      • - - Low-fat milk (1%)
      • 8 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
      • 2 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
      • 12 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
      • 2 lb Dried cranberries

      Measure

      • 1 qt 2 cups Low-fat mayonnaise
      • 1 qt Sugar
      • 1 cup White vinegar
      • 1⅓ cups Low-fat (1%) milk
      • 3 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
      • 2 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
      • 2¼ cups 1 Tbsp 1 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
      • 1 gal 2¼ cups 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Dried cranberries

      Quantity
       

      50 Servings

        Weight

        • 2 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
        • 1 lb Sugar
        • - - White vinegar
        • - - Low-fat (1%) milk
        • 4 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
        • 1 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
        • 6 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
        • 1 lb Dried cranberries

        Measure

        • 3 cup Low-fat mayonnaise
        • 2 cups Sugar
        • ½ cup White vinegar
        • cup Low-fat (1%) milk
        • 1 gal 3 qt ½ cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
        • 1 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
        • 1 cup 2 Tbsp 2 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
        • 3 cups 3 Tbsp 1 tsp Dried cranberries

        100 Servings

          Weight

          • 4 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
          • 2 lb Sugar
          • - - White vinegar
          • - - Low-fat milk (1%)
          • 8 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
          • 2 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
          • 12 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
          • 2 lb Dried cranberries

          Measure

          • 1 qt 2 cups Low-fat mayonnaise
          • 1 qt Sugar
          • 1 cup White vinegar
          • 1⅓ cups Low-fat (1%) milk
          • 3 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
          • 2 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
          • 2¼ cups 1 Tbsp 1 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
          • 1 gal 2¼ cups 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Dried cranberries

          Ingredients
           

          50 Servings

            Weight

            • 2 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
            • 1 lb Sugar
            • - - White vinegar
            • - - Low-fat (1%) milk
            • 4 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
            • 1 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
            • 6 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
            • 1 lb Dried cranberries

            Measure

            • 3 cup Low-fat mayonnaise
            • 2 cups Sugar
            • ½ cup White vinegar
            • cup Low-fat (1%) milk
            • 1 gal 3 qt ½ cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
            • 1 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
            • 1 cup 2 Tbsp 2 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
            • 3 cups 3 Tbsp 1 tsp Dried cranberries

            100 Servings

              Weight

              • 4 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
              • 2 lb Sugar
              • - - White vinegar
              • - - Low-fat milk (1%)
              • 8 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
              • 2 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
              • 12 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
              • 2 lb Dried cranberries

              Measure

              • 1 qt 2 cups Low-fat mayonnaise
              • 1 qt Sugar
              • 1 cup White vinegar
              • 1⅓ cups Low-fat (1%) milk
              • 3 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
              • 2 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
              • 2¼ cups 1 Tbsp 1 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
              • 1 gal 2¼ cups 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Dried cranberries

              Quantity
               

              50 Servings

                Weight

                • 2 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
                • 1 lb Sugar
                • - - White vinegar
                • - - Low-fat (1%) milk
                • 4 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
                • 1 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                • 6 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
                • 1 lb Dried cranberries

                Measure

                • 3 cup Low-fat mayonnaise
                • 2 cups Sugar
                • ½ cup White vinegar
                • cup Low-fat (1%) milk
                • 1 gal 3 qt ½ cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
                • 1 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                • 1 cup 2 Tbsp 2 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
                • 3 cups 3 Tbsp 1 tsp Dried cranberries

                100 Servings

                  Weight

                  • 4 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
                  • 2 lb Sugar
                  • - - White vinegar
                  • - - Low-fat milk (1%)
                  • 8 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
                  • 2 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                  • 12 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
                  • 2 lb Dried cranberries

                  Measure

                  • 1 qt 2 cups Low-fat mayonnaise
                  • 1 qt Sugar
                  • 1 cup White vinegar
                  • 1⅓ cups Low-fat (1%) milk
                  • 3 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
                  • 2 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                  • 2¼ cups 1 Tbsp 1 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
                  • 1 gal 2¼ cups 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Dried cranberries
                  *See Marketing Guide

                  Ingredients
                   

                  50 Servings

                    Weight

                    • 2 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
                    • 1 lb Sugar
                    • - - White vinegar
                    • - - Low-fat (1%) milk
                    • 4 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
                    • 1 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                    • 6 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
                    • 1 lb Dried cranberries

                    Measure

                    • 3 cup Low-fat mayonnaise
                    • 2 cups Sugar
                    • ½ cup White vinegar
                    • cup Low-fat (1%) milk
                    • 1 gal 3 qt ½ cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
                    • 1 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                    • 1 cup 2 Tbsp 2 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
                    • 3 cups 3 Tbsp 1 tsp Dried cranberries

                    100 Servings

                      Weight

                      • 4 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
                      • 2 lb Sugar
                      • - - White vinegar
                      • - - Low-fat milk (1%)
                      • 8 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
                      • 2 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                      • 12 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
                      • 2 lb Dried cranberries

                      Measure

                      • 1 qt 2 cups Low-fat mayonnaise
                      • 1 qt Sugar
                      • 1 cup White vinegar
                      • 1⅓ cups Low-fat (1%) milk
                      • 3 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
                      • 2 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                      • 2¼ cups 1 Tbsp 1 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
                      • 1 gal 2¼ cups 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Dried cranberries

                      Quantity
                       

                      50 Servings

                        Weight

                        • 2 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
                        • 1 lb Sugar
                        • - - White vinegar
                        • - - Low-fat (1%) milk
                        • 4 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
                        • 1 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                        • 6 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
                        • 1 lb Dried cranberries

                        Measure

                        • 3 cup Low-fat mayonnaise
                        • 2 cups Sugar
                        • ½ cup White vinegar
                        • cup Low-fat (1%) milk
                        • 1 gal 3 qt ½ cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
                        • 1 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                        • 1 cup 2 Tbsp 2 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
                        • 3 cups 3 Tbsp 1 tsp Dried cranberries

                        100 Servings

                          Weight

                          • 4 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
                          • 2 lb Sugar
                          • - - White vinegar
                          • - - Low-fat milk (1%)
                          • 8 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
                          • 2 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                          • 12 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
                          • 2 lb Dried cranberries

                          Measure

                          • 1 qt 2 cups Low-fat mayonnaise
                          • 1 qt Sugar
                          • 1 cup White vinegar
                          • 1⅓ cups Low-fat (1%) milk
                          • 3 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
                          • 2 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                          • 2¼ cups 1 Tbsp 1 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
                          • 1 gal 2¼ cups 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Dried cranberries
                          *See Marketing Guide

                          Ingredients
                           

                          50 Servings

                            Weight

                            • 2 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
                            • 1 lb Sugar
                            • - - White vinegar
                            • - - Low-fat (1%) milk
                            • 4 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
                            • 1 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                            • 6 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
                            • 1 lb Dried cranberries

                            Measure

                            • 3 cup Low-fat mayonnaise
                            • 2 cups Sugar
                            • ½ cup White vinegar
                            • cup Low-fat (1%) milk
                            • 1 gal 3 qt ½ cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
                            • 1 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                            • 1 cup 2 Tbsp 2 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
                            • 3 cups 3 Tbsp 1 tsp Dried cranberries

                            100 Servings

                              Weight

                              • 4 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
                              • 2 lb Sugar
                              • - - White vinegar
                              • - - Low-fat milk (1%)
                              • 8 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
                              • 2 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                              • 12 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
                              • 2 lb Dried cranberries

                              Measure

                              • 1 qt 2 cups Low-fat mayonnaise
                              • 1 qt Sugar
                              • 1 cup White vinegar
                              • 1⅓ cups Low-fat (1%) milk
                              • 3 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
                              • 2 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                              • 2¼ cups 1 Tbsp 1 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
                              • 1 gal 2¼ cups 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Dried cranberries

                              Quantity
                               

                              50 Servings

                                Weight

                                • 2 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
                                • 1 lb Sugar
                                • - - White vinegar
                                • - - Low-fat (1%) milk
                                • 4 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
                                • 1 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                                • 6 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
                                • 1 lb Dried cranberries

                                Measure

                                • 3 cup Low-fat mayonnaise
                                • 2 cups Sugar
                                • ½ cup White vinegar
                                • cup Low-fat (1%) milk
                                • 1 gal 3 qt ½ cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
                                • 1 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                                • 1 cup 2 Tbsp 2 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
                                • 3 cups 3 Tbsp 1 tsp Dried cranberries

                                100 Servings

                                  Weight

                                  • 4 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
                                  • 2 lb Sugar
                                  • - - White vinegar
                                  • - - Low-fat milk (1%)
                                  • 8 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
                                  • 2 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                                  • 12 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
                                  • 2 lb Dried cranberries

                                  Measure

                                  • 1 qt 2 cups Low-fat mayonnaise
                                  • 1 qt Sugar
                                  • 1 cup White vinegar
                                  • 1⅓ cups Low-fat (1%) milk
                                  • 3 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
                                  • 2 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                                  • 2¼ cups 1 Tbsp 1 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
                                  • 1 gal 2¼ cups 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Dried cranberries
                                  *See Marketing Guide

                                  Ingredients
                                   

                                  50 Servings

                                    Weight

                                    • 2 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
                                    • 1 lb Sugar
                                    • - - White vinegar
                                    • - - Low-fat (1%) milk
                                    • 4 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
                                    • 1 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                                    • 6 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
                                    • 1 lb Dried cranberries

                                    Measure

                                    • 3 cup Low-fat mayonnaise
                                    • 2 cups Sugar
                                    • ½ cup White vinegar
                                    • cup Low-fat (1%) milk
                                    • 1 gal 3 qt ½ cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
                                    • 1 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                                    • 1 cup 2 Tbsp 2 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
                                    • 3 cups 3 Tbsp 1 tsp Dried cranberries

                                    100 Servings

                                      Weight

                                      • 4 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
                                      • 2 lb Sugar
                                      • - - White vinegar
                                      • - - Low-fat milk (1%)
                                      • 8 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
                                      • 2 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                                      • 12 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
                                      • 2 lb Dried cranberries

                                      Measure

                                      • 1 qt 2 cups Low-fat mayonnaise
                                      • 1 qt Sugar
                                      • 1 cup White vinegar
                                      • 1⅓ cups Low-fat (1%) milk
                                      • 3 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
                                      • 2 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                                      • 2¼ cups 1 Tbsp 1 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
                                      • 1 gal 2¼ cups 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Dried cranberries

                                      Quantity
                                       

                                      50 Servings

                                        Weight

                                        • 2 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
                                        • 1 lb Sugar
                                        • - - White vinegar
                                        • - - Low-fat (1%) milk
                                        • 4 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
                                        • 1 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                                        • 6 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
                                        • 1 lb Dried cranberries

                                        Measure

                                        • 3 cup Low-fat mayonnaise
                                        • 2 cups Sugar
                                        • ½ cup White vinegar
                                        • cup Low-fat (1%) milk
                                        • 1 gal 3 qt ½ cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
                                        • 1 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                                        • 1 cup 2 Tbsp 2 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
                                        • 3 cups 3 Tbsp 1 tsp Dried cranberries

                                        100 Servings

                                          Weight

                                          • 4 lb Low-fat mayonnaise
                                          • 2 lb Sugar
                                          • - - White vinegar
                                          • - - Low-fat milk (1%)
                                          • 8 lb *Fresh broccoli, florets
                                          • 2 lb (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                                          • 12 oz *Fresh red onions, diced
                                          • 2 lb Dried cranberries

                                          Measure

                                          • 1 qt 2 cups Low-fat mayonnaise
                                          • 1 qt Sugar
                                          • 1 cup White vinegar
                                          • 1⅓ cups Low-fat (1%) milk
                                          • 3 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Fresh broccoli, florets
                                          • 2 qt (Optional) Walnuts, chopped
                                          • 2¼ cups 1 Tbsp 1 tsp *Fresh red onions, diced
                                          • 1 gal 2¼ cups 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Dried cranberries
                                          *See Marketing Guide

                                          Instructions
                                           

                                          • Dressing: Combine mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, and milk in a medium bowl. Stir well. Set aside for step 3.
                                          • Combine broccoli, walnuts (optional), onions, and dried cranberries in a large bowl. Toss lightly.
                                          • Pour 3 cups (about 1 lb 8 oz) dressing over 1 gal (about 3 lb 1 oz) vegetable mixture. Stir well.
                                          • Transfer 3 qt (about 4 lb 8 oz) broccoli salad to a steam table pan (12" x 20" x 2½").
                                            For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
                                            For 100 servings, use 4 pans.
                                          • Critical Control Point: Cool to 41 °F or lower within 4 hours.
                                          • Critical Control Point: Hold at 41 °F or below.
                                          • Portion with No. 8 scoop (1⁄2 cup).

                                          Nutrition INFORMATION

                                          Nutrition Facts
                                          Broccoli Salad USDA Recipe for Schools
                                          Amount Per Serving (0 1⁄2 cup (No. 8 scoop))
                                          Calories 107 Calories from Fat 18
                                          % Daily Value*
                                          Total Fat 2g3%
                                          Saturated Fat 0g0%
                                          Cholesterol 6mg2%
                                          Sodium 170mg7%
                                          Potassium 128mg4%
                                          Total Carbohydrates 22g7%
                                          Dietary Fiber 2g8%
                                          Total Sugars 18g20%
                                          Protein 1g2%
                                          Vitamin D 2IU13%
                                          Calcium 23mg2%
                                          Iron 0mg0%
                                          *
                                          *Marketing Guide
                                          50 Servings:

                                          Mature red onions: 8 oz

                                          Broccoli: 4 lb

                                          100 Servings:

                                          Mature red onions: 1 lb

                                          Broccoli: 8 lb

                                          Notes

                                          *See Marketing Guide for purchasing information on foods that will change during preparation or when a variation of the ingredients is available.
                                          Cooking Process: #1: No Cook.
                                          Yield / Volume
                                          50 Servings:

                                          About 9 lb

                                          About 1 gal 2 cups/2 steam table pans (12" x 20" x 2¹⁄2")

                                          100 Servings:

                                          About 18 lb

                                          About 2 gal 1 qt/4 steam table pans

                                          (12" x 20" x 2¹⁄2")