Apple salad with broccoli is full of crispy broccoli, crispy apples, hard craisines and toasted pecans. The creamy dressing gathers everything together and it works.
This Broccoli Apple Salad is my Mama-in-laws that has been a family favorite for years. All of the flavors work really well together. It also refrigerates really well overnight even after stirring in the dressing.
Ingredients for Broccoli Salad Recipe:
2 medium broccoli heads (about 1 lb)
1 large carrot grated or julienned
1 apple cored and chopped
1/2 small red onion (1/4 cup thinly sliced)
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts toasted
1/2 cup craisins or raisins
Ingredients for Creamy Lemon Dressing:
½ cup mayo
½ cup sour cream
2 Tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
½ Tbsp sugar or add to taste
¼ tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
Toast walnuts or pecans over medium/ high heat, tossing them occasionally so they don’t burn. Heat about 4-5 minutes then transfer to a cutting board and coarsley chop.
Chop broccoli into bite-sized pieces, grate carrot, chop the apple and thinly slice onion, and transfer into a salad bowl. Add toasted pecans and dried raisins or cranberries.
To make the creamy dressing, combine: mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, sugar (to taste), salt and pepper. Mix well.
Add dressing to taste or use the full amount like we do and toss to combine.