When I make broccoli salad, I usually make my Mom's broccoli salad - which is probably the version most people are familiar with. It's got raisins (or craisins), red onion, sunflower seeds, and bacon in it. And it's delicious.
One night I wanted to make some broccoli salad, but didn't have all the ingredients on hand. Namely, I was lacking red onion, sunflower seeds, and, well, bacon. But hey - I had the broccoli! I turned to the Internet, and quickly found an alternative combination ... this apple version ... for which I had all the ingredients on hand.
I whipped it up for dinner, and was very pleased with the result. Mark and I both declared it a keeper, and decided we really liked the apple in it.
So, if you have a hankering for broccoli salad and find yourself missing some ingredients ... or just don't feel like frying up some bacon, ... give this apple version a try. It makes up a really nice and tasty salad.
Apple Broccoli Salad
Source: Adapted from Fake Food Free
4 c. broccoli florets, chopped
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 c. chopped unpeeled apple
1/4 c. plan Greek yogurt
2 T. mayonnaise
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
3 tsp. sugar
1/2 c. dried cranberries, chopped
1/2 c. coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the broccoli florets, green onions, and chopped apple.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, and sugar. Pour over the broccoli mixture. Stir to coat. Stir in the dried cranberries and nuts.
3. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.