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.

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.

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

 

An overhead shot of a Broccoli Apple Salad in a white bowl

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Broccoli Apple Salad

5 from 28 votes

This delicious Broccoli Apple Salad is one of the best ways you can enjoy fresh broccoli! It's packed with nutritious ingredients and sure to be a crowd pleaser, everyone will love this lighter dressing!

Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

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 264 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 398mg11%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2975IU60%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Salad
Calories: 264 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

127 comments

  • Ruth: This is a favorite for me. I had some blueberries handy so I added those too. And since others said they changed out the dressing I just used something I had on hand. August 5, 2019 at 6:38am Reply

  • Pat: I Love this salad. I had a few changes: I used Honey Crisp apples (my favorite). Because I am allergic to Honey, I used bottle Ranch dressing.
    I loved that each bite was a different taste!
    I think that this salad will be in my regular recipes. Also second day was delicious as well and no brown apples! Thank you! Pat May 28, 2019 at 8:48am Reply

  • Maddie: My favorite salad, love this recipe! January 4, 2019 at 2:21pm Reply

  • Terry C: Made it for the first time and will definitely be making it again. Yummy ❤ December 30, 2018 at 8:50am Reply

  • Anita: This salad is SO good – an absolute favourite of mine! Kids love it too. I omit the yoghurt and replace it with more mayonnaise for a dairy free option. December 14, 2018 at 9:50pm Reply

  • Joel Armijo: Hice está ensalada, deliciosa, sólo cambie ligeramente el aderezo, con un yogurt líquido normal de uvas..
    Valió la pena.. November 29, 2018 at 12:41pm Reply

    • Perla: Que rico… suena maravilloso… quisiera que la vida me diera la oportunidad de comer algo tan increíble. Pero no… :( March 24, 2019 at 1:58pm Reply

  • Jacqueline Assing: I like your salads November 25, 2018 at 8:56pm Reply

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