Broccoli Apple Salad

02.27.2017

This broccoli apple salad is the perfect salad for fall! Made with raw broccoli, onions, walnuts, golden raisins, cranberries and carrots it’s the perfect mix of savory and sweet. Plus it’s tossed with a lighter creamy tangy dressing that doesn’t compromise on flavor at all!

Two hands holding a bowl of Broccoli Apple Salad

Broccoli Apple Salad

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.

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washing broccoli for making a Broccoli Apple Salad

The Dressing

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.

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.

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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!

An overhead shot of Broccoli Apple Salad in a white bowl Broccoli Apple Salad with a creamy dressing getting poured over the top

Tips For Making This Broccoli Apple Salad

  • Because the ingredients in this salad are raw it doesn’t wilt so easily. You can make this in the morning and pack it in lunch containers for work, school or picnics. You can even make the dressing the night before to reduce morning prep time.
  • If you don’t have walnuts then cashews would be a good substitute
  • You could also try adding some blue cheese (great with apple and walnuts)
  • Go for sweet apples such as gala apples rather than sharp and sour ones

 

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Broccoli Apple Salad

5 from 17 votes

This delicious Broccoli Apple Salad is one of the best ways you can enjoy fresh broccoli! Plus it's packed with nutritious ingredients!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 269 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

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

For the dressing:

  1. 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.

For the salad:

  1. In a salad bowl toss together broccoli, apples, walnuts, carrots, raisins or cranberries and red onion. Pour in dressing and toss until evenly coated.
  2. Recipe source: inspired by Hellman's and my apple coleslaw and broccoli cauliflower salad
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Apple Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Potassium 409mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 19g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 59.6%
Vitamin C 53.9%
Calcium 6.9%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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110 comments

  • CHRISTINA: I LOVE ALL OF THESE RECEIPES! THANK YOU! August 22, 2018 at 1:28pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome! August 22, 2018 at 2:12pm Reply

  • Amy: Yum!!! July 24, 2018 at 2:21pm Reply

  • Sayda: I am so grateful and pleased at this recipe. My mother in law does it minus the cranberries and apples. The recipe was so easy to follow and i doubled up on all ingredients as my daughter, mother and i love it. July 22, 2018 at 9:05am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to leave positive feedback! July 28, 2018 at 12:36pm Reply

  • Evelyn: I make for my parents about every other month. They love it May 26, 2018 at 12:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad they enjoy it! May 29, 2018 at 11:34am Reply

  • Marcella: Made this salad for mother’s day last weekend and everyone loved it. Will make again often. I used pecans instead of walnuts and added bacon and it was absolutely delicious! May 16, 2018 at 7:45am Reply

  • Danielle: Very refreshing and tasty. I did a combination of golden raisins and raisins, and I will do that next time, too. Thanks for the recipe! May 14, 2018 at 5:30am Reply

    • Danielle: I meant golden raisins and craisins :) May 14, 2018 at 5:31am Reply

      • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it! ;) May 15, 2018 at 11:21am Reply

  • Mary T: We love this salad. Serve with a loaf of crusty bread, and you have a great meatless meal that’s inexpensive to serve. May 5, 2018 at 12:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sounds delicious! May 9, 2018 at 9:47am Reply

  • Laura: Healthy and delicious!!! I wanted to add some healthy vegetable salads to our cookout and this salad was a hit! Delicious and a little bit different than the usual. I used dried cranberries and omitted the nuts due to an allergy. I used raw honey in the dressing which I first whisked with the vinegar because I wasn’t sure how easily it would combine with the mayo/yogurt. It had a nice crunch and the vinegar balanced the sweetness of the honey. I had some left over for lunch the next day and the apples did not brown, I wonder if the vinegar helped prevent browning? Thanks for sharing!! April 22, 2018 at 12:37pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad it was enjoyed! April 24, 2018 at 11:43am Reply

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