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Broccoli Apple Salad 

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?

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Ingredient List

  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 from 15 votes
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
Prep Time
25 mins
Chill
30 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
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.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli Apple Salad
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 275 kcal
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 5 cups Fresh broccoli florets, about 3 medium heads
  • ½ cup Shredded carrots
  • 1 large Red onion diced
  • 2 ribs Celery sliced
  • 4 Pink Lady apples, chopped
  • ½ cup Dried cranberries
  • ½ cup White raisins
  • ¼ cup Unsalted sunflower seeds
Creamy dressing ingredients:
  • ¾ cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Lemons Juice of
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar or to own taste
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to own taste
Instructions
  1.  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.
  2. In a small glass bowl combine mayonnaise, juice of 2 lemons, sugar, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper to own taste.
  3. Add salad dressing mixture to large dish and toss ingredients to combine the salad dressing and veggies.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving.

 

 

 

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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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23 Comments

  • Reply
    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

  • Reply
    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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