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Broccoli Apple Salad

Broccoli apple salad with avocado dressing makes a wonderful healthy side dish for any meal, potluck or buffet. Great textures and fresh flavors.

Broccoli apple slaw with avocado dressing. Crunch textures, creamy dressing, fresh flavours

There’s no shortage of textures in this slaw recipe. You get varying degrees of crunch from the apples, broccoli, nuts and carrots; and creamy smoothness from the avocado dressing.  It’s a perfect accompaniment to a rich meal or a lovely side for a light fresh lunch/brunch. Serve it with eggs and fresh country bread;  or lox and bagels;  or as a side dish for a ham, roast turkey breast or prime rib.

I love the combination of sweet crunchy apples with the slightly bitter broccoli in this broccoli apple salad recipe. It’s a great balance. No cooking, heating or reheating. Just serve. Or bring it to your next potluck event.

Simple, quick and super healthy.

Tailor To Your Taste

  • add cranberries
  • add green onions or red onions, finely chopped

Shortcut

  • if you’re short on time, use a good bottled dressing such as lemon poppy seed, raspberry vinaigrette, honey-mustard, creamy avocado or one of your favorites.

Make Ahead Broccoli Apple Salad

  • One of the best things about this salad, apart from the fresh flavors, is the fact that you can make it a day or two ahead.
Broccoli apple slaw with avocado dressing. Crunchy textures, creamy dressing, fresh flavours
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Broccoli Apple Salad Recipe

Broccoli apple salad with avocado dressing makes a wonderful healthy side dish for any meal, potluck or buffet. Great textures and fresh flavors.
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Cheryl

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped broccoli florets - small pieces (about 1 pound)
  • 2 apples , diced into small pieces (I use Gala)
  • 1/2 cup shredded or chopped carrots (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted almonds, pecans or walnuts

Avocado Dressing

  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced or grated garlic
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon (or 3 tsp if you like)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  • COMBINE CHOPPED VEGETABLES: Add chopped broccoli florets, diced apples and shredded carrots (if using) to a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • MAKE THE AVOCADO DRESSING: Add all ingredients into a blender or processor. Process until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust, adding more lemon, salt, maple syrup etc. if needed. If you like it a bit thinner, add a tablespoon of water.
  • COMBINE: Pour two thirds of the avocado dressing on top of broccoli, apple and carrot mix. Mix to combine well. Add more dressing as needed. Spoon into a serving bowl if desired. Sprinkle on chopped nuts. Let sit 20 minutes (if you have time) to allow flavors to develop. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve in the next few days.

Notes

Make Ahead: This salad is best made a few hours ahead to allow the flavors to develop. 
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