Crisp green apples, crunchy broccoli, and tri-color sweet grapes create this fresh clean broccoli salad recipe tossed in a light 3-ingredient creamy 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!
The colors of this broccoli grape salad are gorgeous. I love the contrast of the green, purple, and orange colors together, a the nod to my childhood…
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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.
grapes seedless grapes sliced in half, any green or purple grape will work. The grapes I found used this recipe are tricolor grapes, are they not gorgeous??
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.
So many memories from the broccoli salad that inspired this recipe. Make a big batch and take to your next potluck or summer picnic party. You can make it ahead, and just pour the dressing over it at serving time and toss. Enjoy!
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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 1/2 cups seedless grapes sliced in half or any green/purple grapes
- 1/2 cup salted pistachio nuts
- garnish: orange zest
- 1/2 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.