Broccoli Apple Salad (1)
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Everybody enjoys a classic broccoli salad, which is simple to prepare in advance. We love it for potlucks and barbecues.

We’ve shaken it up in this broccoli apple salad by including fruit, almonds, and colorful, crunchy vegetables. All of it is combined with a simple, 4-ingredient light dressing.

Apple and Broccoli Salad

  • Easy to find supplies, low cost, and minimal preparation! two actions? Please, yes!
  • This salad has a wide range of flavors, including sweet, salty, acidic, crisp, and fruity.
  • Broccoli apple salad works well as a side dish, in a veggie wrap, or as a filling midday meal in a pita pocket.

How are broccoli and apple salad made?

Broccoli Apple Salad Yum (1)
Food: Broccoli Apple Salad (Source: Taste of Home)

BROCCOLI: The star of the show is broccoli! Pick florets that are unscented, dry, and bright green. Buy pre-shredded carrots or use a cheese grater to quickly shred them.


  • Grapes: Purple grapes add some color and flavor to this salad, but green grapes also work well. Before including them in the salad, cut the grapes in half.
  • Apples: Red and yellow apples are softer and sweeter than green apples, which will make the salad somewhat sourer.

Additionally, diced or crisp bacon is excellent. (While preparing the other ingredients, I frequently cook bacon in the air fryer)

The dressing is incredibly simple and tangy fantastic (and great on coleslaw too).

Sunflower seeds can be gently sautéed in a dry skillet until just slightly aromatic for added crunch. This increases their flavor and makes them extra crispy.

Various Options

The enjoyable part is now! Change the raisins for dried cranberries, replace the carrots with a bag of coleslaw, use half broccoli and half cauliflower, and add a few small pieces of shredded kale.

Increase the salad’s size (particularly for a crowd) by doubling the dressing and turning it into a broccoli pasta salad by including noodles.

Broccoli Apple Salad Recipe

To make this creamy salad, use the following ingredients:

  1. Prepare the food. Place in a big bowl.
  2. Combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl and mix with the salad.
  3. Add extra bacon bits on top, then cover and chill (As per the recipe below).

Serving Ideas for Broccoli Apple Salad

Broccoli Apple salad is a healthy side dish that goes great with so many entrees! Try grilling some chicken breast, pork chops, or flank steak with balsamic marinade. Don’t forget to provide some homemade focaccia bread or fluffy dinner rolls!

Preparation Miracle!

As the ingredients have a chance to combine, this dish grows better. Make it, let it chill, then serve it!

The best part is that it also keeps for a few days!

Apple and Broccoli Salad

Fresh vegetables and a wonderfully creamy dressing are blended in a colorful, crunchy broccoli salad.

20 minutes preparation

zero minutes for cooking

chill out: 1 hour

1 hour 20 minutes overall

portions 10 portions



  • 1 head broccoli
  • ½ cup purple grapes sliced in half
  • 1 large apple of any variety, diced
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • ⅓ cup carrots shredded or julienned
  • ¼ cup bacon bits divided
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds


  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar


Broccoli Apple Salad Easy (1)
Food: Broccoli Apple Salad (Source: Taste of Home)
  1. For garnish, set aside 1 tablespoon of bacon bits.
  2. Mix the remaining bacon with the salad’s other ingredients in a big bowl.
  3. Toss the salad ingredients together after combining all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Serve with garnished bacon bits that have been set aside and chilled for at least one hour.


To allow the flavors to meld, it is best to prepare this salad ahead of time.

Bacon from the oven or air fryer can be crumbled and used in place of the bacon bits.

Plain yogurt can be swapped out for Greek or sour cream.

Nutrition information

Calories: 207 | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1120IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg