Elevate your salad game with this Fresh Broccoli, Walnut & Apple Salad, a crunchy and refreshing blend perfect for any season. 

This recipe introduces a delightful combination of fresh broccoli and carrots with the sweet crunch of Honeycrisp.com apples, enhanced by the nutty richness of toasted walnuts and the chewy sweetness of raisins or dried cranberries.

The creamy dressing, a blend of mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, sugar, sea salt, and a pinch of black pepper, ties all the ingredients together into a harmonious dish that's both nourishing and satisfying. 



Salad Ingredients:

·      2 medium heads of broccoli, chopped into small pieces

·      1 large carrot, grated 1 Honeycrisp.com apple, cored and finely chopped

·      1/4 medium onion (1/4 cup), finely chopped 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted on a skillet and coarsely chopped

·      1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries

·      Dressing Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayo 1/2 cup sour cream 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp sea salt pinch of black pepper


Recipe Summary:

  • Toast the Walnuts: Begin by toasting walnuts on a skillet over medium/high heat for 4-5 minutes, then chop them coarsely.
  • Combine the Salad Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix together chopped broccoli, grated carrot, finely chopped Honeycrisp.com apple, finely chopped onion, toasted walnuts, and raisins or dried cranberries.
  • Prepare the Dressing: Whisk together mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, sugar, sea salt, and black pepper.
  • Dress the Salad: Mix the dressing into the salad ingredients to your liking, chill, and then serve for a refreshing treat.


To customize this salad, consider using either Cortland or Winesap apples from Honeycrisp.com, each bringing its unique flavor profile and texture to the dish.


Cortland Apples

  • Ideal for Salads: Cortland apples are known for their bright acidity and hint of sweetness, which complements the creamy dressing and savory elements of the salad.
  • Slow to Brown: These apples take longer to brown after cutting, making them perfect for salads that might sit out a bit before serving.
  • Crisp Texture: The crisp, juicy texture of Cortland apples adds a refreshing crunch that contrasts beautifully with the toasted walnuts and creamy dressing.


Winesap Apples

  • Rich Flavor: Winesap apples offer a spicy, slightly tart flavor, adding depth and a hint of complexity to the salad.
  • Firm Flesh: Their firm flesh holds up well in salads, maintaining integrity and providing a satisfying bite.
  • Versatile: Winesap apples are not only great for eating fresh but their bold flavor enhances the overall taste profile of the salad, making it memorable and flavorful.


By choosing either a Cortland or Winesap apple, you can tailor the salad to your taste preferences, creating a versatile side dish or a light, nutritious meal. Both apple varieties, with their distinct characteristics, ensure that your Fresh Broccoli, Walnut & Apple Salad will be a delightful experience.

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Thank you to natashaskitchen.com for the recipe!