Broccoli Apple Salad

20 Sep

After those cookies, I owe you something light, crisp and good for you!  Enter: broccoli apple salad.  This is a great thing to make on a lazy Sunday afternoon to be eaten for lunch throughout the week — it really benefits from one night in the fridge (or at least a few hours if you are making and taking this to a picnic on the same day).

Everything works nicely in this salad.  The crunch of the raw broccoli and apple, the sweet plump raisins and the creamy dressing.  But of course, like most salads, it’s adaptable based on your taste and what you have on hand.

The dressing is a quick whisk of mayo, greek yogurt, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper.  I eyeballed it and included approximate amounts below. And don’t feel like you have to stop here!  In fact, I think some crisp cooked bacon would be another great addition to this salad!

Broccoli close-up!

Broccoli Apple Salad

  • 1 head broccoli, florets only
  • 1 medium or 2 small apples, sliced into bite-sized chunks
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tsp honey
  • 2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt/pepper to taste
  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl with a tight fitting lid.
  2. Toast pecans in a dry skillet over medium high heat.  Stay close and toss frequently, as these will toast quickly.  When pecans are fragrant and slightly deeper in color, they are done.  Add to salad.
  3. Whisk together the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl.
  4. Add dressing to salad and shake or stir to combine.  You may not need all of the dressing.



One Response to “Broccoli Apple Salad”

  1. Kim Wike September 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    I made this last night for lunch today and it was really good. I didn’t have any apples so I left them out but think that it would be better with it. Great thing for lunch though the week!!!

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