Broccoli Apple Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Broccoli Apple Salad

October 23, 2015Teresa

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.

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Broccoli Apple Salad is healthy as well as delicious!

Broccoli Apple Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this healthy and delicious #salad pairs #broccoli with #apples in a delightful combination of flavors and textures. #glutenfree #craisins

Every bite of this salad is absolutely delightful!

Broccoli Apple Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this healthy and delicious #salad pairs #broccoli with #apples in a delightful combination of flavors and textures. #glutenfree #craisins

Broccoli Apple Salad is a great salad to take to potlucks, backyard barbecues, or for company dinners.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. You can also substitute honey for the sugar in the recipe.

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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.

Broccoli Apple Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this healthy and delicious #salad pairs #broccoli with #apples in a delightful combination of flavors and textures. #glutenfree #craisins

Place broccoli florets, apple slices, craisins, red onions, matchstix carrots and pecans in a large salad bowl.

Broccoli Apple Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this healthy and delicious #salad pairs #broccoli with #apples in a delightful combination of flavors and textures. #glutenfree #craisins

Top with salad dressing. 

Broccoli Apple Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this healthy and delicious #salad pairs #broccoli with #apples in a delightful combination of flavors and textures. #glutenfree #craisins

Stir ingredients to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Broccoli Apple Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this healthy and delicious #salad pairs #broccoli with #apples in a delightful combination of flavors and textures. #glutenfree #craisins

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)

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Broccoli Apple Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SALAD:
YOGURT DRESSING:
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SALAD:
YOGURT DRESSING:
Broccoli Apple Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
SALAD:
  1. In a large bowl combine broccoli with all other salad ingredients.
YOGURT DRESSING:
  1. Whisk dressing ingredients and pour over top of salad.
  2. Toss salad with dressing to coat.
  3. Chill until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I increased the sugar from the original recipe but this is still not a sweet salad dressing. Add additional sugar or honey if you prefer a sweeter dressing.

Recipe adapted from The Recipe Critic.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Broccoli Apple Salad[/b]
Recipe Type: Salads and Salad Dressings
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://therecipecritic.com/2015/01/broccoli-apple-salad/” target=”_blank”]The Recipe Critic[/url]
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 10
This scrumptious salad is great for holiday menus, potlucks, backyard barbecues or anytime you’re getting together with company. Quick, easy, delicious and gluten free!
Ingredients
  • [b]SALAD:[/b][br]
  • 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
Instructions
[b]SALAD:[/b][br]
  1. In a large bowl combine broccoli with all other salad ingredients. [br]
[b]YOGURT DRESSING:[/b][br]
  1. Whisk dressing ingredients and pour over top of salad.
  2. Toss salad with dressing to coat.
  3. Chill until ready to serve.
Notes
I increased the sugar from the original recipe but this is still not a sweet salad dressing. Add additional sugar or honey if you prefer a sweeter dressing.
Broccoli Apple Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this healthy and delicious #salad pairs #broccoli with #apples in a delightful combination of flavors and textures. #glutenfree #craisins

Broccoli Apple Salad is great for holiday menus, too.

Broccoli Apple Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this healthy and delicious #salad pairs #broccoli with #apples in a delightful combination of flavors and textures. #glutenfree #craisins

Broccoli Apple Salad rocks. You’re sure to love it.

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Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this fabulous summer #salad. It's perfect for #MemorialDay or other summer #holidays. #broccoli #cauliflower #glutenfree

Broccoli Peach Salad

Broccoli Peach Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Print Recipe
Broccoli Apple Salad BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This scrumptious salad is great for holiday menus, potlucks, backyard barbecues or anytime you're getting together with company. Quick, easy, delicious and gluten free!
Broccoli Apple Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SALAD:
YOGURT DRESSING:
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SALAD:
YOGURT DRESSING:
Broccoli Apple Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
SALAD:
  1. In a large bowl combine broccoli with all other salad ingredients.
YOGURT DRESSING:
  1. Whisk dressing ingredients and pour over top of salad.
  2. Toss salad with dressing to coat.
  3. Chill until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I increased the sugar from the original recipe but this is still not a sweet salad dressing. Add additional sugar or honey if you prefer a sweeter dressing.

Recipe adapted from The Recipe Critic.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

5 Comments

  • Broccoli Peach Salad – Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

    May 17, 2016 at 9:23 am

    […] Broccoli Salads, adding the peaches to it was ingenious in my opinion. I recently made one with apples that turned out terrific, but this one is based on my Healthy Broccoli Salad, which has been my […]

  • Old Country Girl

    November 5, 2015 at 8:35 am

    The salad sounds delicious! I always make a similar one, but it has pomegranate in it. I have to try yours!

    1. Teresa

      November 5, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      It turned out really well. I also have a Broccoli Peach Salad that is phenomenal. 🙂

  • Shari Kelley

    October 26, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I love broccoli salad, too! The addition of apples and carrots seems like it would be a great combination. Nice that you don’t have to feel as guilty eating this one due to the yogurt dressing. Thanks, Teresa!

    1. Teresa

      October 27, 2015 at 8:01 am

      Thanks, Shari. It was really good. I never thought of putting apples with broccoli before, but it really works!

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