Broccoli Apple Salad is one of those salads that’s so deliciously good. It’s hard to remember it’s the main ingredient is broccoli. Broccoli has long been a love-hate relationship with many adults and children alike over the years. However, the Broccoli Apple salad recipe has always been a massive hit with my children and family thankfully.
Crisp broccoli, Pink lady apples, celery, cranberries, raisins, shredded carrots, and sunflower seeds come together to make an amazing salad with delicious flavors and various textures. The creamy dressing on top makes this Broccoli Apple salad absolutely delicious.
I love broccoli as long as it’s not just bland steamed broccoli tossed on my plate. That’s where I draw the line with broccoli. I also won’t eat overcooked broccoli; it’s just kind of downright gross. What’s your broccoli pet peeve?
These tiny green mini trees we call broccoli are known for being pushed off the plates of children and adults alike around the world. However, broccoli’s reputation as one of the healthiest veggies still holds by the various statistics.
Health benefits of eating broccoli
Decreased risk of diabetes
Reduced risk of heart disease
Reduced risk of some cancers
Improved digestion and natural detoxification
Healthy complexion and hair
Better bone health
Fresh, young broccoli should not taste woody or sulfurous. To make sure you get the best tasting broccoli, store the unwashed fresh broccoli in a loose-fitting or perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator’s crisper drawer. Only wash the broccoli right before consuming, as wet broccoli may develop mold and become limp.
Broccoli Apple Salad is sure to be one of your favorite broccoli recipes for potlucks or any get-together. This easy to make broccoli apple salad is perfect for summer lunches or as a fresh dinner side dish. It has just the right amount of creamy flavor to make this broccoli apple salad a recipe you’ll want to make again and again.
Broccoli Apple Salad Ingredients
Five to six cups fresh broccoli florets, about three medium heads
1/2 of a cup of shredded carrots
One large red onion diced
Two ribs of celery sliced
Four Pink Lady apples, chopped
1/2 of a cup of dried cranberries
1/2 of a cup of raisins
1/4 of a cup sunflower seeds
3/4 of a cup of mayonnaise
juice of two fresh lemons
Two tablespoons of sugar
kosher salt to own taste
freshly ground black pepper to own taste
Broccoli Apple Salad
- 5 cups broccoli florets about 3 medium heads
- ½ cup carrots shredded
- 1 large red onion diced
- 2 ribs celery sliced diced
- 4 Pink Lady apples or Gala chopped
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup white raisins may sub with regular
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds unsalted
Creamy dressing ingredients:
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 2 lemons Juice of
- 2 tablespoons sugar or to own taste
- Kosher salt to own taste
- black pepper to own taste
- In a large glass bowl combine broccoli florets, cup shredded carrots, diced red onion, sliced celery, chopped Pink Lady apples, dried cranberries, raisins, and sunflower seeds.
- In a small glass bowl combine mayonnaise, juice of 2 lemons, sugar, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper to your own taste.
- Add salad dressing mixture to a large dish and toss ingredients to combine the salad dressing and veggies.
- Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving.
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