Broccoli Apple Salad

02.27.2017

There are only a few ways you can get me to eat raw broccoli and actually enjoy it. It either needs to be mixed into a salad like so or dunked into a really good dip. This delicious Broccoli Apple Salad is one of the best ways you can enjoy fresh broccoli! Plus it’s packed with nutritious ingredients! I also made it lighter (as I frequently like to with dressings) by substituting plain Greek yogurt for some of the mayonnaise.

Broccoli Apple Salad

Don’t get me wrong, I love mayo. My go to brand of mayonnaise is Hellman’s (AKA Best Foods in some states). I always have a full-fat version of it and a light version stocked in my fridge. I use it for countless things, from sandwiches, to dressings, to salmon, to chicken salads and so forth. It’s a pantry (or in this case refrigerator) staple. I love the rich creaminess the full-fat version offers to this salad. By using the ratio of 1/3 cup regular mayo to 3/4 cup Greek yogurt, you can still keep a healthy balance without compromising great flavor.

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Hellman’s mayonnaise can be found in bulk at Sam’s Club. My husband and I made a trip to Sam’s Club today and I was so excited to try the Scan and Go App. Why have I not heard of this sooner?? You simply download the app (create an account, register your membership card and upload a payment method if you haven’t already) then as you are doing your shopping you simply scan an item you want to buy using the app and camera on your smart phone. Add it to your cart and continue to do this with all the items you want to purchase. Then make your payment using the app. And here’s the best part – skip the check out lines! Simply proceed to the exit where a costumer service member will be waiting to scan the barcode on your app (which shows all of your purchases) and off you go! I love it!

Sam’s Club also offers Club Pick Up where you can shop from home (order the items you want online) then someone at Sam’s Club will do all the shopping for you and you just show up to pick up your items hassle free. Genius! It leaves you with more time to do the things you love! Try for yourself and see how convenient it is. And while your there grab the things you need to make these delicious Broccoli Apple Salad!

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Broccoli Apple Salad

Yield: About 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups small diced broccoli florets
  • 2 small gala apples , cored and diced
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots , roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion

Dressing

  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Hellman's or Best Foods Mayonnaise (full fat)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. For the dressing:
  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, honey and season with salt to taste (about 1/4 tsp). Chill until ready to use.
  3. For the salad:
  4. In a salad bowl toss together broccoli, apples, walnuts, carrots, raisins or cranberries and red onion. Pour in dressing and toss until evenly coated.
  5. Recipe source: inspired by Hellman's and my apple coleslaw and broccoli cauliflower salad

Post sponsored by Mirum Shopper. Opinions are 100% my own.

58 comments

  • Jane: It sounds great, thanks for the recipe, be sure to try February 28, 2017 at 2:10am Reply

  • Paige: My parents used to make a salad like this all the time growing up! So yummy!

    Paige February 28, 2017 at 12:08pm Reply

  • Sara @ Last Night’s Feast: This looks delicious February 28, 2017 at 12:53pm Reply

  • char: yum…this looks tasty. I’ll have to go buy some broccoli soon! February 28, 2017 at 5:00pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes, you should! Thanks Char!! March 1, 2017 at 10:57am Reply

  • Kerri: Looks soooo delish! Will it keep for a couple of days without the apple turning brown? I’d love to make a batch of this on a Sunday and take for beginning of the week lunches. :) March 1, 2017 at 1:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: The apples will probably start to brown but you can just add them later on. What I’d do is prep the other ingredients, and keep the dressing separate, then add the apples when you are ready to eat it. One thing that can slow the browning is lemon water or salt water. March 1, 2017 at 9:11pm Reply

    • Dianne: put the apples in a large baggie add a little bit of lemon or lime juice shake it up and then drain them. They should last for a few days April 13, 2017 at 10:44pm Reply

      • Gerri: Great tip Dianne! June 27, 2017 at 7:14pm Reply

  • Urana Q. Cruz: Finally made it. It was delish and my spouse agrees. I used the golden raisin and as I expected, it reminded me of the coleslaw I ate once that I can’t seem to forget ever loving. THANKS FOR SHARING👍 March 4, 2017 at 2:30am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad it was enjoyed :)! March 26, 2017 at 10:40pm Reply

  • Tiffany: I do not like mayo but this recipe looks great. What can I substitute for the mayo or can I add more Greek yogurt and leave out the mayo altogether? March 4, 2017 at 7:32am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes it won’t be quite as rich and creamy but you could just sub more Greek yogurt. I might recommend adding in a little olive oil and using full fat Greek yogurt. March 26, 2017 at 10:40pm Reply

  • Liliane Lamothe: This is a great salad March 10, 2017 at 9:46am Reply

  • DIANA: I am thinking BACON would be good in this, will have to try it soon. March 11, 2017 at 7:47pm Reply

  • Indre: Made it! Delicious! But I added less honey to the dressing. A salad is sweet itself from raisins and apples March 12, 2017 at 10:07am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you liked it, thanks for your feedback! March 13, 2017 at 12:39pm Reply

  • Jamela Compuesto: I made one! Its very delicious. Thanks for sharing. March 12, 2017 at 11:12pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you liked it Jamela! March 13, 2017 at 11:57pm Reply

  • Rene: Could I omit the yogurt and use more mayo? March 14, 2017 at 9:42am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes definitely. March 15, 2017 at 11:13am Reply

  • Json Basics Tutorial: This look so fresh and yummy March 20, 2017 at 3:03am Reply

  • Okenyi yvonne: Thanks for the recipe. It looks delish! Can’t wait 2try it… But can I use cauliflower instead of broccoli March 21, 2017 at 11:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I like the flavor of the broccoli with this salad but cauliflower would probably work also. March 26, 2017 at 10:39pm Reply

  • Francine: Ça a l’air trop bon…tu pourrais envoyer la recette en français. Merci beaucoup. March 26, 2017 at 8:17am Reply

  • Sherry: Super excited to make this tonight for supper! We’ve had two consecutive warm days this spring, so my husband is asking for BBQ ribs- sweet potato wedges and this salad sounds great! I guess we are all tired of the blah winter-ending weather! This salad will be a great way to spring into warmer weather! Thanks for sharing! March 27, 2017 at 9:12am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes – Bring on the Spring! Hope you love it Sherry! March 27, 2017 at 10:23am Reply

  • Cherry: I made this tonight to go with garlicky whole wheat pasta and ribeyes with blue cheese.

    I substituted dried cherries for the cranberries based on the huge bag of them in my pantry, and increased them to 3/4 cup since I only had one apple on hand. I was also about an ounce short of yogurt so I added a tablespoon of olive oil to the dressing.

    Everyone loved it, including my boyfriend who isn’t too big on veggies in general. This is a great addition to my repertoire of side-dishes (OK, so I might just eat a bowl for lunch) that fit into my anti-inflammatory diet. April 1, 2017 at 9:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great review Cherry! April 18, 2017 at 1:19pm Reply

  • Judy: Just made this and it’s wonderful! I used low fat mayo and it was really creamy. It’s a really pretty salad too! April 3, 2017 at 6:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you liked it Judy! April 4, 2017 at 11:31pm Reply

  • Riah ONeill: Hi! I’m excited to try this recipe.. I’ll be making it for our extended family Easter lunch/dinner this Saturday..would skipping the onions diminish the taste? April 4, 2017 at 1:49pm Reply

  • Rita Bosworth: Would sour cream work in place of the Greek yogurt? April 5, 2017 at 7:35am Reply

  • Margaret Gibson: Thanks for this great recipe! I’m adding it to our Easter brunch menu! I love the idea of mixing mayonnaise and Greek yogurt for a healthier version! In the Greek yogurt percentage fat do you use?
    Thanks!
    Margaret Gibson April 13, 2017 at 10:40am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I used fat free but any of them will work here. I hope you love it and I hope you have a great Easter! April 13, 2017 at 6:37pm Reply

  • Lin: Do you happen to know the calorie intake for one serving? I’ve tried to figure it on my own, but can’t seem to get it. Lol. This is amazing btw! One of my favorite things I’ve made so far! April 13, 2017 at 1:56pm Reply

  • Oshin: are all the vegetables raw .. can be boil it before mixing all the ingredients..?? waiting for the reply:) April 13, 2017 at 11:06pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: They are raw and I don’t recommend cooking them for this salad. April 13, 2017 at 11:27pm Reply

  • Suzen: yummy really soooo teastyyy April 15, 2017 at 5:41am Reply

  • Cathy: I was wondering how far in advance of serving can you make this salad? Thanks! April 15, 2017 at 10:09pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You can make the dressing and prep the veggies 1 day before hand but I’d wait just until you’re almost ready to serve it to add the apples just so they don’t brown. April 16, 2017 at 12:29am Reply

      • Cathy: Great! Thank you! April 16, 2017 at 4:53am Reply

  • Adelita Campbell: Made this the day before Easter and added the dressing the day of, it was a hit! So flavorful and yummy! Thanks! April 16, 2017 at 3:09pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you loved it Adelita! April 18, 2017 at 1:20pm Reply

  • Christine: I made this as a side with Easter dinner.
    Everyone loved it! Thank you for the recipe. April 17, 2017 at 10:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you loved it! Thanks Christine! April 18, 2017 at 11:39am Reply

  • Joan: I made it just as he recipe directed. It was very good. My husband enjoyed it very much. It is a keeper recipe. We plan to have it regularly. Thank you for sharing it. April 26, 2017 at 8:37am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Im so glad to hear it Joan! May 2, 2017 at 10:44am Reply

  • Jessica: Do you know what the nutritional information is for this? May 1, 2017 at 10:45am Reply

  • Crafty1247@gmail.com: I used cucumber ranch dressing and Italian mix together. Tummy! ! Would make again May 5, 2017 at 2:21pm Reply

  • Paige N: I altered the recipe to make a vegan dressing and I have made it so many times! We are in love! Instead of mayo and Greek yogurt, I place 2/3c of raw sunflower seeds in a food processor and process to a powder. I slowly add 1/2c of nondairy milk to form a dressing. Add all other dressing ingredients as normal, except only 1T honey, and use 3/8 tsp of salt. I also figured out that a good ratio for us to use is 2 large broccoli, and only one small Apple. Thanks for the recipe! May 12, 2017 at 8:42am Reply

    • Paige N: Just realized that some vegans don’t use honey…maple syrup is a great sub! May 12, 2017 at 8:44am Reply

  • Debbi: Can you make it ahead of time, if so, have you ever made it a day before wanting it for an event? June 6, 2017 at 4:19am Reply

    • Jaclyn: The apples will brown a little but it still tastes great the next day. June 13, 2017 at 6:24pm Reply

  • Angela: How much of calories contain? N how much the percentage of fat contain in myonaise ? June 28, 2017 at 8:15pm Reply

  • Mara: About how many servings does this come out to be? July 13, 2017 at 6:38pm Reply

  • Susanne: Can You use miracle whip instead off helsman mayo August 3, 2017 at 5:23am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Miracle whip has quite a different flavor so I’d recommend sticking with the mayo. August 3, 2017 at 4:36pm Reply

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