Broccoli Salad Recipe with Creamy Lemon Dressing (VIDEO)

The ORIGINAL Broccoli Salad Recipe - loaded with broccoli, apples, craisins and pecans, and tossed in a creamy lemon dressing. A must-try broccoli salad! | natashaskitchen.com

This broccoli salad recipe with creamy lemon dressing is one of the first and most loved recipes on my blog; an oldie but a goodie! We posted this broccoli apple salad recipe 7 years ago and it’s been well loved by our family and our readers ever since.

It is loaded with crunchy broccoli, crisp apples, chewy craisins and toasted pecans. The creamy lemon dressing brings everything together and it just works! This salad is perfect for potlucks, BBQ’s, picnics, you name it!

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*Bonus: This broccoli salad also refrigerates well so if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, it will still be delicious the next day. The lemon dressing preserves the apples and prevents browning. So yummy!

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Broccoli Salad Recipe with Creamy Lemon Dressing (VIDEO)

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The ORIGINAL Broccoli Salad Recipe - loaded with broccoli, apples, craisins and pecans, and tossed in a creamy lemon dressing. A must-try broccoli salad!
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $7-$10
Serving: 6 as a side salad

Ingredients

Ingredients for Broccoli Salad Recipe:

  • 2 medium broccoli heads (stems included), chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 apple, cored and finely chopped
  • ¼ medium red onion (1/4 cup), thinly sliced
  • ½ cup pecans or walnuts, toasted
  • ½ cup raisins or craisins

Ingredients for Creamy Lemon Dressing:

  • ½ cup mayo
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ Tbsp sugar, or add to taste
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Instructions

  1. Chop broccoli into bite-sized pieces, grate carrot, chop apple and thinly slice onion and transfer into a salad bowl. Add toasted pecans and dried cranberries.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together all salad dressing ingredients then add dressing into the salad to taste and toss to combine.

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The ORIGINAL Broccoli Salad Recipe - loaded with broccoli, apples, craisins and pecans, and tossed in a creamy lemon dressing. A must-try broccoli salad! | natashaskitchen.com

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The ORIGINAL Broccoli Salad Recipe - loaded with broccoli, apples, craisins and pecans, and tossed in a creamy lemon dressing. A must-try broccoli salad! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Wanda
    February 16, 2018

    Just made it , delicious! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2018

      I’m glad you like it Wanda! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Doris Sikora
    February 10, 2018

    can I make this today without the dressing and serve tomorrow evening Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 10, 2018

      Hi Doris, that would be fine, just keep it refrigerated 😀 Reply

  • Lotte
    January 31, 2018

    is it ok to boil the brocolli first or just eat it raw as you have done? ive nvr eaten raw brocolli. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 31, 2018

      Hi Lotte, I would advice just using fresh broccoli. You will be pleasantly surprised 😀 Reply

  • Esme
    January 3, 2018

    what type of apple is best to use in this salad? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 3, 2018

      Hi Esme, I usually just use what I have on hand but it is best to use a crisp, sweet-tart apple like golden delicious, gala, honey crisp, there are so many good ones! Reply

      • Esme
        January 3, 2018

        Thank you. Reply

  • kden
    January 1, 2018

    I made this tonight to go with Ham. It was such a nice fresh alternative to a boring hot vegi. Makes me feel better about eating scalloped potatoes. Will definitely make this again. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2018

      I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Janet Brown
    December 17, 2017

    I made this a couple of months ago it was a hit everyone enjoyed it. Now we’re having a Christmas party and I was asked to make it again. I love ❤️ it. Thanks for sharing.

    Merry Christmas Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 18, 2017

      You’re welcome Janet! I’m glad to hear the recipe is a HIT! Thanks for sharing your great review and have a blessed holiday! Reply

  • Mariaelena
    December 13, 2017

    I made it couples weeks ago,every one enjoyed Really good! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2017

      Awesome, I’m glad to hear that! Thanks for sharing your review! Reply

  • Barb
    November 24, 2017

    Made this for Thanksgiving. It was a hit!!! So yummy!!! Thanks for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 25, 2017

      You’re welcome Barb! I’m glad to hear the recipe was such a success! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Andrea
    November 14, 2017

    Anyone ever add cheese to this awesome recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 15, 2017

      Hi Andrea, I haven’t tried but one of my readers reported good results adding cheddar so I think it would be fun to experiment with cheese 🙂 Reply

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