This Broccoli Salad is packed full of delicious, healthy fall ingredients – sweet apples, crunchy walnuts, and tart cranberries – but can be enjoyed any time of the year. It’s a major nutritional powerhouse and tastes absolutely amazing.
It’s sweet and tangy, and the texture is crunchy and creamy from the dressing. This would be a GREAT addition to your holiday table (it’s especially festive for Christmas because of the green and red colors!), or for a picnic/potluck. Plus, it’s one of the few salads that you can make, and dress, in advance, without fear of it getting immediately soggy. In fact, the flavors marry as it sits, so it’s best to eat it a few hours or a day after making it (after that, it may start getting a bit more soggy).
Let’s talk for a bit about how healthy this is. It’s a bit ridiculous, actually.
Broccoli. We all know it’s good for us, but it’s sometimes a bit difficult to eat, especially raw. This salad is the perfect way to eat raw broccoli, since the sweetness of the apples and the honey in the dressing balance out its natural bitterness. It’s FULL of vitamins and minerals (especially K and C), as well as high in fiber. This may even be a great way to get your kids to eat it!
Walnuts add protein, healthy fats, and a variety of minerals to the salad, and apples add vitamin C and fiber. With all the vitamin C, this recipe is a great alternative to citrus fruits to build your immune system during the flu season!…