Broccoli & Apple Salad

February 19, 2012

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. plain 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.



  1. I love that traditional broccoli salad, but I think I would like this one even more. I love the apples in it and the greek yogurt.

  2. This looks so good. I like any salad with brocolli in it

  3. This sounds delicious!!! I like the idea of adding the apples instead of bacon, a little healthier:) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh, this looks delicious! I came here from the Saturday link Party at Six Sisters' Stuff. I'm pinning it to try later!

  5. We are definitely making this yummy salad! Already copied the recipe. Thanks for sharing. We loved having you link up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to have you back again soon!! -The Sisters

  6. Oh, YUM! a healthier, different version...LOVE it! Cannot wait to try! Catching up on your blog today and finding some treasures! You are so good/creative with tweaking a recipe.

  7. I've made this twice in the past week! It's really great!! I double the suggested amount of vinegar, though. Thanks!!


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