Broccoli Apple Salad Recipe

Broccoli Apple Salad Recipe

July 21, 2019   23 Comments

Broccoli apple salad is the perfect salad that you can make on your day off and then eat all week?

This is a go-to recipe for me that keeps me away from far less healthy choices. When it is hot, you want something cold to eat (and ice cream is too easy!).

Lettuce tends to melt in the fridge after you put a dressing on it and other salads that include parsley, basil, or avocado can become OLD very quickly. There is nothing as gross as an old salad.

But, if you use heartier fruits and vegetables you can make LARGE salads that you can munch on all week. This salad uses broccoli, carrots, and apples and it is so yummy that my husband ate it instead of the cheesecake.

I’m not kidding.

The dressing is a combination of Greek yogurt and mayonnaise which I find tastes a bit better than only using yogurt. If you really love mayonnaise, you will find this lighter than your regular salad which is a good thing in the summer. The lemon juice in the dressing ensures that the apples don't turn brown.

I have been using Greek yogurt or plain yogurt in a few of my favorite salad recipes including Potato Salad made with Cauliflower and raw kale Caesar salad. It works brilliantly because it has a nice sour tang and a lovely creaminess for far fewer calories than mayo.

This broccoli apple salad is exactly the kind of food that I desire on a hot summer day – cool, crunchy, and good for me. I don’t understand people who can eat hamburgers when the sun is beating down and sweat is pouring down their backs. They seem so heavy.

Make this, eat it all, make it again, repeat. You will fill yourself with veggies and enjoy doing it!!

Let me know what you think of this salad. I hope it becomes a staple in your house.

print   Pin It

Broccoli Apple Salad Recipe

Makes 6 servings

2 pounds broccoli florets, chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and shredded
½ red onion, diced
1 large apple, finely chopped
¼ cup raisins

Dressing:
¾ cup non-fat Greek yogurt (5.3 ounces works)
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl mix together broccoli, carrot, onion, apple, and raisins. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, and lemon juice.

Pour dressing onto salad and adjust seasonings. Enjoy now or keep in the fridge for up to one week.

For one cup =153 calories, 3.9 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 27.1 g carbohydrates, 14.0 g sugar, 6.3 g protein, 6.0 g fiber, 153 mg sodium, 3 Freestyle SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

Other posts you might like:


Potato Salad Made With Cauliflower

Potato Salad Made With Cauliflower

I know how hard it is to believe that you could make potato salad with cauliflower salad but hear me out....


Raw Kale Caesar Salad

Raw Kale Caesar Salad

Raw kale Caesar salad will change your mind about romaine lettuce being the king of Caesars....



Get Free Email Updates! Yes please!


First 20 Comments: [ see all 23 ]

So Delicious and healthfull! looking for best intuitive eating and health discussion. Hit my up! Cheers!

on July 7, 2016

I have been making a salad like this for years but It has morphed over time. Instead of the yogurt and mayo I use Marzetti LowFat Slaw dressing. Not all stores carry it'll but it only has 1.5 g of fat per serving and tastes as good as the original.
I've added chopped nuts to it too.

on July 7, 2016

This looks like the salad of my dreams! I can't wait to make it.

on July 7, 2016

Love this salad! I throw in leftover chicken or turkey and some walnuts and make it a meal.

on July 7, 2016

How big is a serving?

on July 7, 2016

@Morgan - about 8 ounces or one cup. Thanks for your question!

on July 7, 2016

Is that plain Greek yogurt ?

on July 7, 2016

@Berna - yes it is!

on July 7, 2016

Do you use reamayonaise or light? Can't wait to try this salad.

on July 7, 2016

Love this! I pulsed the broccoli, carrot and apple in the food processor to make it more of a slaw. Left out the raisins and added some crushed walnuts. Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

on July 9, 2016

I would like a vegan option for this salad as I don't do dairy at all any more.

on July 13, 2016

Can I microwave the broccoli for a few minutes first if I am using frozen broccoli, or do you make it uncooked?

on March 20, 2017

@Terri - I use real mayo as it is just a little bit. Thanks for your question!
@Sheila - I think frozen broccoli would be a mistake because the salad needs a good CRUNCH! Thanks for your question!

on July 19, 2019

I make it, love it, repeat, eat some more.
My only difference is I leave out the raisins and then it is "free" on WW. I also just put the lemon juice on it to keep it fresh and when I go to eat it I put on Bolthouse yogurt dressing. It's great! Thanks for the recipe!

on July 21, 2019

I seem to recall you posting a similar recipe last year. I loved it. I also forgot about it. So thanks for posting this. A great addition to my lunches.

on July 21, 2019

How many points in a cup.

on July 21, 2019

@Heidi - I think I posted this 2 years ago. I do repost recipes when they are a hit! I get new readers every month so they may not know about my best stuff. Thanks for your comment!

on July 21, 2019

For those who are on Weight Watchers, a couple of small adjustments brings it down to 0 SP: Instead of mayonnaise use Walden Farms Amazin' Mayo (from Amazon) and skip the raisins. The salad is still delicious.

on July 21, 2019

OK, THAT WAS GREAT, I JUST BROCCLI, RAW OR COOKED, THIS WAS REALLY GOOD, THE APPLES, I SLICED THIN, RES ONION PERFECT & CARROTTS HEALTHY & LOVED WE ALL LOVED THEM. WHAT A GREAT DISH TO SERVE.LOVED THE RAISINS TOO, PERFECT! I TOO USED LOW FAT SALAD DRESSING. EVERYONE LOVED IT! A NEW DISH FOR ALL YEAR ROUND. THANK YOU "SNACK GIRL" BLESSINGS TO ALL ^ BE SAFE. anneippi

on July 21, 2019

This is fabulous! Have made it twice and we all love it. A couple of adjustments. Added chopped cauliflower since my husband loves it and substituted low sugar craisins for raisins. No matter how you make it, it is a crowd pleaser.

on August 6, 2019

See all 23 Comments


Add a comment:

(required)

(required, never published)


Welcome!

I'm Snack Girl and my website is devoted to becoming healthier. I create recipes, review food products, and support those on a healthy journey.


 

Subscribe to Snack Girl's Free Newsletter

New subscribers get our exclusive list of 100 healthy snack ideas &


© 2019 Snack-Girl.com