I always love a salad, but sometimes it is nice to do something other than the usual lettuce salads.
This broccoli apple salad is fantastic. It is super crunchy, which I love in a salad. The dressing is the perfect amount of sweet and tart. It really has a lot of flavor and texture.
I could eat just this salad as a meal, it is that good. Plus it is a great way to get your veggies.
What you need,
For the dressing,
¼ cup mayo
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. lemon juice
½ tbsp. granulated sugar
Salt & Pepper to taste
For the salad,
2 cups broccoli florets cut into small pieces
¼ cup shredded carrot
1 tbsp. finely diced red onion
1 large apple, cored, quartered & sliced
¼ cup pecans, toasted
¼ cup dried cranberries
In a small bowl, stir together the mayo, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, sugar and salt and pepper. You can make the dressing a day ahead if you like, just cover in plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge.
In a large bowl, toss together the broccoli, carrot, red onion, apple and cranberries. Pour over the dressing and toss well to coat. Stir in the toasted pecans.
Let the salad sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving. This will give the dressing a chance to soak into the broccoli.
This salad was fantastic! It would be great at any time of year with just about any meal.
It would be a great salad to take to a picnic or potluck because it holds up so well and you could easily make a double or triple batch for a crowd.
I hope you like this salad as much as I did!