Gluten Free Living – 2015
Broccoli Apple Salad is heavenly. When I first saw this salad in my Blog Lovin’ feeder, I have to admit I was ready to eat a bite right away! I enjoy Broccoli Salads anyway and I’ve already posted two of them. But when I saw this one, I was intrigued by pairing broccoli and apples and knew I just had to give it a try. It was superb and so worth putting on a regular dinner or potluck menu.
This one combines apples, broccoli, shredded carrots, red onion, craisins and pecans with a lovely Greek yogurt dressing. This is certainly a healthier version, especially if you substitute honey for the sugar in the dressing. I used sugar but felt that one tablespoon was not sufficient making the dressing a little more biting than I desired, so I increased the sugar slightly. I would probably do the same if I used honey. But if you prefer a sweeter dressing, simply add additional sugar or honey.
I actually made this recipe for a family who recently gave birth to their fourth child. But, of course, the cook always gets a sample of everything. 🙂 I have to admit I really enjoyed this. I liked the extra crunchiness from the broccoli, pecans and carrots, and the apples and craisins provide a little sweetness to it. I prefer using Gala or Fuji apples as they are sweeter than many apples and I like the crunchiness instead of having mushy apples.
If you want to dazzle your company or friends at your next barbecue or potluck dinner, then bring a batch of this salad. You will probably find that every last morsel is scraped from the bowl because it’s soooooo good. Enjoy.
Broccoli Apple Salad is healthy as well as delicious!
Every bite of this salad is absolutely delightful!
Broccoli Apple Salad is a great salad to take to potlucks, backyard barbecues, or for company dinners.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. You can also substitute honey for the sugar in the recipe.
To make the salad dressing: place Greek yogurt in a bowl or large measuring cup. Add salt, pepper, lemon juice, sugar or honey. Whisk ingredients to combine.
Place broccoli florets, apple slices, craisins, red onions, matchstix carrots and pecans in a large salad bowl.
Top with salad dressing.
Stir ingredients to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
This salad is so scrumptious, it will soon become your go-to salad for company.
Here’s the recipe.
BROCCOLI APPLE SALAD
(Recipe adapted from The Recipe Critic)
- 4 cups fresh broccoli florets, (about 2 medium heads)
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- ¼ cup finely diced red onion
- 2 large apples, unpeeled, chopped (I use either Gala or Fuji apples)
- ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- ½ cup Ocean Spray dried cranberries[br]
- [b]YOGURT DRESSING: [/b][br]
- 1 cup Chobani Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. sugar or honey
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- In a large bowl combine broccoli with all other salad ingredients. [br]
- Whisk dressing ingredients and pour over top of salad.
- Toss salad with dressing to coat.
- Chill until ready to serve.
Broccoli Apple Salad is great for holiday menus, too.
Broccoli Apple Salad rocks. You’re sure to love it.
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