Last Updated September 10th, 2021 at 08:05 pm by Lisa
Broccoli Salad with crisp green apples, crunchy broccoli, and grapes create this summer salad with a creamy 3-ingredient orange dressing.
A version of this same salad was published by my Aunt Barbara into one of her cookbooks, and my Mom and Dad made it so often growing up for outdoor picnics and summer parties.
I took that recipe, added clean ingredients, swapping out the mayo for yogurt, with lots of vibrant colorful produce, crunchy pistachios, and a simple clean easy dressing.
So many memories from the broccoli salad that inspired this recipe. Make a big batch, it works as a great party food side, and take it to your next potluck. You can make it ahead, and just pour the dressing over it at serving time and toss...
What You Need
broccoli cut into small florets, with some of the stem.
cabbage purple cabbage is so gorgeous in this salad, but green would work just fine.
green apples I used Granny Smith, but again any apple would do.
pistachios the salty crunch of these are so amazing, and their green color pops in this salad!
yogurt swapping out the mayo for yogurt is of course totally optional...but what is nice is this salad is safe for outdoor picnics when the temperature rises and it's hard to keep things chilled outdoors.
oranges for both their tangy zest and the juice, add a sweet freshness and help keep the apples from browning.
grapes seedless grapes sliced in half, any green or purple grape will work. The grapes I found used in this recipe are tricolor grapes, are they not gorgeous?
Yes. Simply prepare all the ingredients, mix the dressing toss at the time of serving.
It will be a healthy salad with fresh ingredients and skipping high-calorie ingredients like cheese and mayonnaise. For a clean dressing, swap the mayo for yogurt, and mix in citrus zest and juice from lemons or oranges.
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Broccoli Salad Recipe
- 4 cups small broccoli florets
- 2 cups thinly sliced purple cabbage
- 2 cups sliced green Granny Smith Apples
- 1 ½ cups seedless grapes sliced in half or any green/purple grapes
- ½ cup salted pistachio nuts
- garnish: orange zest
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- 1 cup fresh orange juice 3-4 oranges
- zest from 2 oranges
- Place all the salad ingredients together in a bowl.
- In a small bowl, mix the dressing ingredients until smooth with a spatula.
- Pour over the salad ingredients and toss to combine.