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Broccoli Apple Salad 

March 6, 2017 (Last Updated: May 24, 2021)

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.

 

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?

 

 

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.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
  • Overall mortality
  • Increased energy
  • Lower weight.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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

Broccoli Apple Salad

hmccallum
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.
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Chill 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 314 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  •  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.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 4gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 169mgPotassium: 488mgFiber: 6gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 1807IUVitamin C: 71mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg
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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.

 

 

 

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31 Comments

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    […] 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.  […]

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    July 8, 2021 at 9:00 am

    […] 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. […]

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    Beth
    May 24, 2021 at 10:51 am

    This Broccoli Apple Salad is such a lovely and delicious salad! I can’t wait to do this again. Huge hit here and such a great recipe to have on hand!

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    Beth Sachs
    May 24, 2021 at 9:46 am

    I loved how colorful and tasty the broccoli apple salad turned ou. My kids loved it too!

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    Dionne
    May 24, 2021 at 9:21 am

    This Broccoli Apple Salad was healthy and delicious – what else to wish for? 🙂 My friend used to make a similar salad, and it was perfect! I can’t wait to make this again for her to try!

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    Mahy
    May 24, 2021 at 9:14 am

    You won’t believe this, but broccoli and apples are the two ingredients I have never combined before making your salad the day. I wish I had sooner. It was excellent tasting!

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    Sue
    May 24, 2021 at 9:07 am

    I happen to love broccoli in any form, but I collect recipes like this to keep my whole family happy! We enjoyed having this with our meal. Thanks, this is a keeper for sure.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      May 25, 2021 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you, Sue. I love it because not only does it taste yummy but it’s healthy too.

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    Kristina
    April 25, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Absolutely in love with this Broccoli Apple Salad for spring or summer or anytime! So many crunchy ingredients, awesome!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 29, 2019 at 3:03 pm

      Hello there, we do too Kristina, I actually loved having it in the fall when we lived in Mississippi, anytime is my favorite time lol

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    Jen
    April 25, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    My family loved this Broccoli Apple Salad recipe over Easter. A little different than a traditional broccoli salad. Great!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 29, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you, Jenn! I’m so happy to hear it was a hit.

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