Broccoli and Corn Salad

This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.

When I was a kid, my mum would always boil broccoli and then douse them with margarine. I liked it okay, but after a while, I got really, really sick of that dish. So for the longest time, I tried my hardest to stay away from broccoli. I still am not very fond of these green things, and I especially hate them when they are boiled until mushy (and the smell is just not my thing!). However, I discovered that I like them boiled to where they are still crunchy and I like to dip them in a Korean sauce called chojang. Just recently, I discovered I am liking them raw, too.

About ten years ago, I went to this teacher’s lunch gathering, and someone brought in this broccoli salad with Brianna’s poppyseed dressing. I guess the dish made an impact on me because I found myself wanting to have that salad again! However, I cannot remember what went in the dish other than broccoli and the dressing. But with the help of the Internet and with my own preference, I decided to make this variation. The hardest part was chopping the darn broccoli. I’ve never chopped a broccoli before, so I turned to YouTube for guidance, but even then I was confounded for a while. Still, though, it’s nommy!

Broccoli Salad
1-2 heads of broccoli florets chopped into bite-sized piece
1 can of corn (preferably the one where they put no salt)
1/2 cup of sliced almonds or chopped walnuts
1/2 cup of dried cranberries
3-5 tablespoon of poppyseed dressing (more or less depending on preference)

1. Pour boiling water over the broccoli and then quickly rinse them in cold water and drain. (Optional)
2. Drain the corn.
3. Put everything in a mixing bowl and stir until everything is mixed well.
4. Chill for two hours and enjoy!


  1. Hello Tara! Your recipes never fail to make me hungry ;P. It’s not a bad thing considering how delicious and healthy it is. I never thought broccoli’s are nasty or anything. I actually like them when it’s served properly. I just don’t like how dry it is sometimes. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the broccoli and corn salad.

    It is understandable that you have been busy. School is keeping me really busy to the point where I am behind in returning my comments :(. I definitely loved soda before, except I know I’m not excersing as much as before so I have to cut it.

    Take care :)! Good luck with your courses in grad school!

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