Fresh Broccoli and Apple Salad with Walnuts

This broccoli salad with apples, walnuts and creamy lemon dressing has been a family favorite for years. All of the flavors work really well together. The best Broccoli Salad! | natashaskitchen.com

This broccoli salad with apples and creamy lemon dressing has been a family favorite for years.  All of the flavors work really well together. It’s sweet, and tart and crisp. It also refrigerates really well overnight even after stirring in the dressing.

This is my Mama-in-laws recipe. My hubby made this after getting instructions over the phone. We knew it was a keeper the first time we tried it. Love at first bite!

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Broccoli Salad Ingredients:

2 medium heads of broccoli, chopped into small pieces
1 large carrot, grated
1 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
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries

This broccoli salad with apples, walnuts and creamy lemon dressing has been a family favorite for years. All of the flavors work really well together. The best Broccoli Salad! | natashaskitchen.com

Broccoli Salad Dressing Ingredients:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 Tbsp sugar, or add to taste
1/4 tsp sea salt
Pinch of black pepper

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How to Make Fresh Broccoli Salad with Apple and Walnuts:

1. Toast walnuts over medium/ high heat on a dry skillet, tossing them occasionally so they don’t burn. Toast about 4-5 minutes. Chop walnuts coarsely.

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2. Combine chopped broccoli, grated carrot, chopped apple, chopped onion, chopped walnut and cranberries.

This broccoli salad with apples, walnuts and creamy lemon dressing has been a family favorite for years. All of the flavors work really well together. The best Broccoli Salad! | natashaskitchen.com

3.  To make the dressing, combine: 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of sour cream, 2 Tbsp of lemon juice, 1/2 Tbsp sugar (or add to taste), 1/4 tsp of sea salt and a pinch of black pepper. Mix well.

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4. Mix as much of the dressing as you want into the salad, then serve. MMMMMM!!

This broccoli salad with apples, walnuts and creamy lemon dressing has been a family favorite for years. All of the flavors work really well together. The best Broccoli Salad! | natashaskitchen.com

Fresh Broccoli and Apple Salad with Walnuts

4.92 from 25 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
This broccoli salad with apples, walnuts and creamy lemon dressing has been a family favorite for years. All of the flavors work really well together. The best Broccoli Salad! | natashaskitchen.com
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$6
Servings: 6 -8 (as a side)

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 medium heads of broccoli chopped into small pieces
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • 1 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
  • 1/2 cup raisins or cranberries

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp sugar or add to taste
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Pinch of pepper

Instructions

  1. Toast walnuts over medium/ high heat, tossing them occasionally so they don't burn. Heat about 4-5 minutes. Chop walnuts coarsely.
  2. Combine chopped broccoli, grated carrot, chopped apple, chopped onion, chopped walnut and cranberries.
  3. To make the dressing, combine: mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, sugar (to taste), salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Mix as much of the dressing as you want into the salad, then serve.

 

This broccoli salad with apples, walnuts and creamy lemon dressing has been a family favorite for years. All of the flavors work really well together. The best Broccoli Salad! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Mónica
    November 21, 2017

    Hello, I fell in love with your salads when I saw the first one, it looks super delicious, I wanted to ask if the broccoli is raw, or it should be cooked, because I had never eaten it raw. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 21, 2017

      Hi Monica, I always use raw, well rinsed broccoli.I have had a couple readers report good results with blanching the broccoli before adding but we love the crisp texture of raw broccoli. Reply

      • Barry Bessinger
        March 9, 2018

        We liked everything about the salad…..except the raw broccoli. If using it raw, imo, it should be chopped into very small pieces. Next time I will blanch the broccoli.
        Great flavors. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          March 10, 2018

          Hi Barry, it does help to cut it into very small florets. We love the crunch in raw broccoli but I thin it would still work if you blanched it. Reply

  • Pat
    September 17, 2017

    Out of my several broccoli salad recipes this is my new favorite. The apple is a great addition. I made it for my sewing group pot luck and it was enjoyed by all. Thanks. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 17, 2017

      My pleasure Pat! I’m so glad to hear that everyone enjoys the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Betty
    May 25, 2017

    Sounds delish…hope to make soon, but for a group think I will delete the nuts or just add a note saying contains nute. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 25, 2017

      That is always a very thoughtful idea, especially if there might be an allergy! 🙂 Reply

  • Deb
    May 25, 2017

    Couldn’t find good broccoli so bought cauliflower. Do you think this would be a good substitute in this salad? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 25, 2017

      Hi Deb, yes that should work fine. You might be interested to see how it worked in my other very popular cauliflower salad. We do love cauliflower in our salads! 🙂 Reply

      • Deb
        May 31, 2017

        Used cauliflower and I also added some finely chopped kale – also used lots of chives from my garden instead of onion. So good and so forgiving. Beautiful dressing. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          May 31, 2017

          That sounds delicious Deb! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review 😀 Reply

  • Laurie
    May 19, 2017

    I love this salad! I am also dairy free so I just added a little more mayo. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 19, 2017

      Thank you for sharing your great review Laurie! 😀 Reply

  • May 6, 2017

    I love how crunchy this recipe is. It is yummy and packed full of easy to find ingredients.

    I just found another way to incorporate broccoli into my diet! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 6, 2017

      I’m happy to hear you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Terrie
    April 29, 2017

    What is the nutrients review? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 29, 2017

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Terrie! Reply

  • mlendaro@moscone.com
    April 3, 2017

    there is a new yogurt made of almonds at whole foods in the yogurt section
    non dairy taste so good Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 3, 2017

      Thank you so much for sharing that! 🙂 Reply

  • paris
    March 27, 2017

    hi natasha I really like your recipe, but I have a doubt Can I boil broccoli? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 27, 2017

      The fresh broccoli works best in this recipe. It’s crisp and flavorful and I don’t think the salad would be as good if it were boiled. Reply

  • Sarah
    March 17, 2017

    Hi Natasha,
    This recipe looks great I plan to make it tonight. In the photos of the unmixed salad it looks like there is rice in it as well.. would you recommend adding in rice? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 17, 2017

      Hi Sarah, I don’t think rice would meld well with the other textures in this salad. I haven’t tried it though, so I guess I could be wrong ;). What you’re seeing in the photos is onion, but it does kind of look like rice, doesn’t it? 🙂 Reply

  • Carmen
    February 15, 2017

    Wonderful salad, I sub. Plain yogurt for sour crm . Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 15, 2017

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoy it! I love the healthy substitution 🙂 Reply

  • Nancy
    December 6, 2016

    Can this be made ahead of time? If so, how long do you think? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 6, 2016

      Hi Nancy, I think it tastes and looks best the same day it’s made (within 3-4 hours after stirring), especially with the apples in it. Leftovers are tasty the next day after refrigeration but the salad looks best on day 1. Reply

  • Mary
    October 17, 2016

    This recipe looks yummy, would love to try it. My diet restricts me from having any type of dairy products. Can the sour cream be substituted with anything else? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 17, 2016

      Hi Mary, I honestly haven’t tried anything else besides sour cream. Several readers have reported good results with using Greek yogurt but again – dairy. I can’t think of anything off the top. Anyone else have any good dairy-free substitutes? Reply

      • Anna
        November 23, 2016

        Hi Natasha, I plan to make this salad for Thanksgiving, and I, too, fall in a category to keep dishes dairy free. I do not know of non dairy substitutes for sour cream, however, I am wondering if using 1 full cup of Mayo instead of half Mayo/half Sour Cream. Thoughts? Should be okay? Thanks! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          November 23, 2016

          Anna, you might use 3/4 cups of mayo since full cup my overwhelm the taste in the salad or add it to taste. Reply

      • Brenda
        January 4, 2017

        Coconut Cream Reply

      • Vilma
        March 1, 2017

        Mary, try nondairy cream cheese-like Go Veggie plain with vegan mayo-like Just Mayo. I just made some yesterday and my husband and kids love it!!! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          March 1, 2017

          Thank you for sharing and I’m so glad your family enjoyed it!! 🙂 Reply

  • Susan
    August 7, 2016

    Just made this… I used broccoli slaw, brought in produce isle. It was great, we loved it Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 7, 2016

      Susan, thank you for the nice review, I’m glad you loved it 😁 Reply

  • Ana
    July 22, 2016

    This salad was a treat! So tasty and unique! I never used fresh broccoli before, was a little bit doubtful, even cooked in the micro for 1.5 min:):)
    Thank you so much! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 22, 2016

      Ana, thank you for the nice review, I’m so glad you liked it and you are welcome 😄. Reply

  • Liya
    July 19, 2016

    I never buy heads of broccoli but only florets. What weight approximately is for 2 medium heads of broccoli?
    Also, do you use stalks too or just florets?

    Thank You! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 20, 2016

      Hi Liya, without being at the grocery store and weighing them, I can’t say how much they weigh but it was about 6 cups of florets and stems. I peel the stems if they are very fibrous (organic usually are) and I do chop the stems into the salad also. Reply

  • Carrie vaillancourt
    July 12, 2016

    Wow this looks good. I am making it tomorrow for sure. I have been looking for a nice change to lettuce salads and pasta salads and this is it!! Can’t wait. I am going to sub the sour cream for plain greek yogurt and the walnuts for sliced almonds. nom nom 😀 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 12, 2016

      Let me know how it turns out 😀. Reply

  • Mariam
    June 29, 2016

    i have frozen broccoli, how should I use it? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 29, 2016

      Hi Mariam, unfortunately, you really need fresh broccoli for it to work well in this recipe. Reply

  • Vani Chandra
    June 22, 2016

    Made this for dinner today. My family loved it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 23, 2016

      That’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing your great review 🙂 Reply

  • May 7, 2016

    This salad looks positively delicious! Perfect for a summertime get together. I featured it this week in my Saturday Morning Coffee Cafe post. Has a great weekend! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 7, 2016

      That’s so nice! Thank you for the feature 🙂 Reply

  • Jen
    April 11, 2016

    Hi there – really loved this salad. Was searching for work lunch ideas when I found it. So delicious! Was just wondering if you knew roughly how many calories are in it?
    Thanks for the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 11, 2016

      I don’t know about the calorie count. I’ve used caloriecount.com when I need to find out though; you copy and past the ingredients and it gives you the numbers. I hope that’s helpful! Reply

  • Cinthia
    February 10, 2016

    Sorry one more question. Is it best to dress the salad right before eating or dress right away and let the flavors marry? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 10, 2016

      Cinthia, I usually dress it 30 min to an hour before the event. It also works right before 😃. Reply

  • Cinthia
    February 10, 2016

    Could this recipe be made without the onion? My grandma is allergic and will be eating with us. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 10, 2016

      Hi Cinthia, yes it will still work without the onion 🙂 Reply

  • Rhodora
    February 4, 2016

    Made this for dinner and both my husband and 2 year old daughter loved it. I’m a happy mommy seeing my picky eater eating broccoli and carrots like she’s eating her favorite cookies! Thank you 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 4, 2016

      My sister gets her little girl to eat salad by telling her it’s “princess salad.” You do what you have to do! ;). I’m so happy your family loved it! That’s so sweet 🙂 Reply

  • Maria
    November 27, 2015

    I made this for Thanksgiving. I hesitated about serving not cooked broccoli, but my husband eats it, so I decided to try. Like, in the worst case, he’ll eat it next day. But this salad turned out just great and not only my husband but also other guests and myself loved it. I divided the broccoli to very tiny pieces, so it wouldn’t overwhelm. Thank you, Natasha!! It’s a keeper for sure Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 27, 2015

      Maria, thank you for the nice review and you are welcome 😀 . Reply

  • Amber
    November 8, 2015

    Did you use a yellow or white onion? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 9, 2015

      Amber, I used yellow onion. Reply

  • November 8, 2015

    Making this again tonight for some family. It is so delicious and easy to make! Hope it’s ok to link to your site on my blog? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 8, 2015

      That is absolutely OK and you can share the recipe if you wish but make sure to reword it in your own words. Also, it is OK if you share my final photo with a link back to the original post, but I prefer if you didn’t share my step by step pictures. I’m so glad you enjoyed the salad! 🙂 Reply

  • Kim
    November 4, 2015

    What can I use to replace the lemon juice? (I’m allergic) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 4, 2015

      Hi Kim, I’ve been rattling my brain and even googling possible substitutes and without testing I’m not sure what to suggest. Are you allergic to all citrus? You could just try to omit it but it will not have quiet the same taste. Reply

      • Kim
        November 5, 2015

        Unfortunately yes, do you think replacing it with some vinegar would work? Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          November 5, 2015

          You could try that, just go easy on it and add it to taste. 🙂 Reply

        • M
          February 10, 2016

          Rice vinegar would be mild and a good option. Reply

  • Monika
    October 11, 2015

    This was delicious. I don’t like mayonnaise, so I put more sour cream inside and everybody really liked it. Good picnic choice. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 11, 2015

      I’m so happy you liked it! I’ll have to give it a try with only sour cream. Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Norma Jean Partie
    July 5, 2015

    will try this recipe thanks . Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 5, 2015

      I would love to hear your feedback and hope you’ll love it as much as we did :). Reply

  • July 4, 2015

    I’ll be having geests for lunch tomorow so I’ll try this one! Thank you for sharing it with us! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 4, 2015

      I would love to hear your feedback, have a great 4th of July! Reply

  • Eve
    May 28, 2015

    Just made this salad and it is a keeper. I made it exactly as listed
    Quick and easy and it is very good. Thanks for the recipe, Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 28, 2015

      Thank you for the great review Eve and you are welcome :). Reply

  • Ellen K
    May 27, 2015

    This salad is absolutely delicious. I finally got my 10 year old to eat broccoli and she loves it! Thank you so much! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 27, 2015

      Don’t you just love it when your kids eat vegetables :D. You are welcome Ellen. Reply

  • Trisha @ The Ham & Cheese Of It
    May 21, 2015

    I am eating this right now as I type this! It is so delicious! I can’t wait to share it with everyone tomorrow at the beach! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 21, 2015

      This sounds wonderful for a picnic on the beach. I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe! Reply

  • Tammie
    May 9, 2015

    Can’t wait to make this salad. Is there a different nut that could be substituted in place of walnuts? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 9, 2015

      You can use pecans or if you want a nut-free option, shelled pumpkin seeds would work well. Reply

  • Julie
    April 11, 2015

    This salad is so delicious and fresh! Definitely a favourite now! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 12, 2015

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Victoria Sitnson
    March 29, 2015

    I made this without the onion and used regular salt instead! It’s delicious!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 30, 2015

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it 🙂 Reply

  • Jamie
    March 22, 2015

    Excellent! I substituted salted sunflower seed kernels rather than walnuts, and I used purple carrots. Easy weeknight dinner 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 22, 2015

      Jamie, thank you for the great review Jamie and great job on improvising :). Reply

  • Lori
    January 21, 2015

    Great recipe, but I substatuted with yogurt( European style from trader joes) whole milk. Delish! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 21, 2015

      It’s great to know that works well! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Tanya
    January 19, 2015

    Made this salad tonight and it’s already a favorite in my family. Thank you for such amazing recipes!!!! Love your website!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 20, 2015

      Thank you Tanya for the great review and you are welcome :). Reply

  • NaomiK
    January 3, 2015

    This is really good! In case anyone else is following weight watchers I made this almost exactly like the recipe and it came out as 2 points per serving (8 servings total). I added half a cucumber, a rib of celery and I used low fat mayo and light sour cream. I also added some lemon zest which added a nice zing! Thanks for the recipe! It’s a keeper! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 3, 2015

      Thank you for a great review Naomi, great job on improvising :). Reply

  • karin07
    December 7, 2014

    This looks wonderful. Both healthy and delicious. Just what I need to add to my Christmas Dinner menu. Thanks for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 7, 2014

      Thank you Karin :). I hope you love it! It really is a great choice for a Christmas menu 🙂 Reply

  • Mercedes
    November 8, 2014

    Omg!!! This was the best thing I have ever made that was healthy! I did make a few changes, I slightly steamed the broccoli, no onions or nuts. For the dressing I subbed mayo for plain Greek yogurt. I actually had the idea for a Cane’s or comeback sauce so I added some ketchup a splash of worcestire with some garlic and black pepper. So delicious and not overpowering. Also since I wanted this to be a meal I added sliced grilled chicken breast to it.

    Thank you so much for this! I will continue to make this as the basic recipe is amazing and really lends itself well to be changed to your desires at the moment. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 8, 2014

      I love how you changed it up and made a meal out of it. Thank you so much for sharing healthy modifications. Now I want to try your version! 🙂 Reply

  • Maya
    September 18, 2014

    Yum! Turned out amazing! Huge fan of broccoli and absolutely loved the overall salad texture. Didn’t have sour-cream so used greek yoghurt instead and chucked in a couple of hard-boiled eggs – just quartered them. Thanks yet again Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 18, 2014

      Those are both great ideas; the Greek yogurt would make it even healthier and I sure do love hard boiled eggs in salad. Thanks for the tip! 🙂 Reply

  • Viktoriya
    September 17, 2014

    I love this salad! It’s such a good way to combine those veggies and get em nutrients. Definitely one of my favorites. and my husband’s too. =) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 17, 2014

      So true! Raw broccoli is so good for you! 🙂 Reply

  • luda
    August 19, 2014

    yum Reply

  • Kara
    July 27, 2014

    We just made this salad for lunch today. It was amazing!! We didn’t have any sour cream, but we used plain greek yogurt instead and it was very tasty! Love it!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 27, 2014

      The Greek yogurt sounds like a great substitute! I’m so glad you enjoyed the salad 🙂 Reply

  • July 23, 2014

    Thank you. I hope I can make this salad today.
    Gracie Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 23, 2014

      Hi Gracie! You’re so welcome 🙂 and I hope you love it! Reply

  • Renee M Medeiros
    July 17, 2014

    Instead of the mayo I use Greek yogurt and or sour cream to make it even healthier Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 17, 2014

      That’s a great tip Renee, thank you for sharing it 🙂 Reply

  • Katie in Vermont
    July 2, 2014

    Hello! This looks lovely. Do you think it would be tasty if I blanched the broccoli just a little? I don’t love totally raw broccoli but don’t want to risk ruining it! Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 2, 2014

      I don’t think it would be good blanched. Try using a food chopper like the Vidalia and dice the broccoli smaller so it’s not too noticeable. It’s very crunchy and adds great texture to the salad. Reply

  • Laura
    June 29, 2014

    Hey Natasha! This salad looks so healthful and colorful! Do you think greek yogurt can be substituted in place of sour cream/mayonnaise or will it really alter the taste? Bolshoyo spacibo 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 30, 2014

      I haven’t tried that substitution so I can’t say if it would taste as good. The sour cream and mayo work really well together, but I guess it’s worth a shot if you are going for a healthier dressing. Reply

  • Inna
    June 26, 2014

    One question, what kinda onion r u using for this salad? is it sweet onion or just a regular yellow onion? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 26, 2014

      I used a regular yellow onion, but you can use a sweet one if you like. It doesn’t make a huge difference since there aren’t tons of onions in it. 🙂 Reply

  • Angelina
    June 26, 2014

    Natasha, thank you so much for this recipe. Made it for my husbands birthday and it was definitely a hit! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 26, 2014

      That is fantastic! I’m so happy you all liked it. Happy birthday to your husband! Reply

  • Juanita
    June 26, 2014

    This looks delicious! Question, what do you use to chop the walnuts? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 26, 2014

      I just coarsely chop them with a knife over a cutting board. Quick and easy, and nothing fancy 🙂 Reply

  • Trudy
    June 6, 2014

    Just ran across this recipe courtesy of Pinterest and all I can say is “YUM!” Everyone in my family loved it and I will be making it again today to satisfy my family’s request. Thank you for such a luscious salad recipe.
    Trudy Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 6, 2014

      That’s fantastic! I’m so happy your family loved it 🙂 Reply

  • Angie
    June 4, 2014

    This salad is delicious! I just LOVE your website and now got my mom hooked on it too! 🙂 Even my little 12 year old sister is in love with your website and tries out every new recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 5, 2014

      Thank you so much for sharing my website with your family. It means so much to me. You’re awesome! Have a fantastic week(end)! 🙂 Reply

  • June 3, 2014

    My mom made a similar broccoli salad that we loved growing up, but I love your clever addition of apples and walnuts! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 3, 2014

      Thank you Danielle! 🙂 I love broccoli salads; you can change them up so many ways. Did your mom add anything different? Reply

  • Nancy Sheumaker
    April 16, 2014

    What kind of apple do you suggest? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 16, 2014

      Any kind will work well to be honest. Everything from red delicious to the green ones. It depends on your preference. I usually opt for a Gala or Jazz apple because I like their balance of sweetness and tartness 🙂 Reply

  • Alona Pivovarevich
    February 6, 2014

    So delicious! Tried it at my moms and couldn’t stop eating it! Planning to make it for lunch with the in-laws this weekend 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 7, 2014

      I’m so glad you all liked it and I hope you impress the in-laws 😉 Reply

  • Angelina
    January 7, 2014

    Mmmm, so good, im actually eating it right now. I did alter was the ratio of mayo and sour cream, i like the lighter taste to it and its a little more healthier:) Thanks Natasha for the wonderful recipies! Praise God for your diligence!:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 8, 2014

      Angelina, thank you so much 🙂 Your comment made me smile. It’s a labor of love 🙂 I’m so glad you liked the salad. Reply

  • Natasha
    December 30, 2013

    Natasha,
    I absolutely love your website. Keep up the great work!
    For this salad, does it matter what kind of apples I use? Do they have to be sour apples or not necessarily?
    Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 30, 2013

      We just use whatever is on hand. If you are not mixing in the dressing right away, I would mix diced apples with little bit of lemon juice to prevent browning :). Reply

      • Natasha
        December 30, 2013

        Thanks for the quick reply! And Happy New Year! 🙂 Reply

  • Vita
    October 16, 2013

    Amazing salad! So many different flavors that compliment each other so well! I LOVE it!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 16, 2013

      Awesome, I’m glad you loved it :). Reply

  • Vita
    October 13, 2013

    Yummy! Reply

  • Luba
    May 3, 2013

    Natasha- I figured out where I got that other recipe from! A friend gave it to me. I guess there’s lots of different variations of broccoli salads :)) Sorry for the confusion! :/ Reply

  • Luba
    May 2, 2013

    I’ve tried all of those (and each one is delicious!), but I thought you had one with just broccoli, shredded carrots and grapes? Just with those three ingredients? Maybe you updated it .. or maybe I’m just mistaking it with something else lol :/ Sorry for the confusion.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 2, 2013

      The closest I have to that is the broccoli grape salad on that list. Sorry 🙁 Reply

  • Luba
    April 30, 2013

    Natasha, I thought you used to have a salad on here, broccoli, shredded carrots and grapes mixed with mayo and something else, but I don’t see it on here anymore .. unless I’m mistaking it with another site :/ Reply

  • Dasha
    April 16, 2013

    I loved this salad!! I would endlessly eat veggies in this! Thanks Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 16, 2013

      Oh I’m so glad to hear that; it’s one of my absolute favorites! 🙂 Reply

  • Galina
    March 30, 2013

    The salad is really good!!! Healthy and yummy!!! I actually added half of a cucumber to it. Will make again and again Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 30, 2013

      Cucumber is a great addition, will do that next time :). Reply

  • Maya
    March 30, 2013

    This is sooooo good! I fell in love with this salad!
    Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 30, 2013

      I’m glad you like it Maya :). Reply

  • Galina
    March 22, 2013

    I worked there for 2 years and really liked it, but we moved so I found my current job. Looking back now I like my current job better. But I would way rather work on a tele floor than med-surg. Reply

  • Galina
    March 18, 2013

    I don’t know how I didn’t discover this recipe sooner since you’ve had it posted since 2010! I’m kicking myself now, because this salad was A-W-E-S-O-M-E!
    I wanted to try something different instead of the routine salads I always make, and I’m so glad I did. This will now be a routine salad at my house:-) I actually called my mom and told her she needs to try it (I talk to her about your recipes allll the time, lol). She made it the next day and loved it too. By the way I am an RN too, just curious what kind of unit do you work on? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 18, 2013

      I’m so happy to hear such an awesome review 🙂 I’m glad you loved it. I work on a Tele floor. How about you? Reply

      • Galina
        March 18, 2013

        I work in hematology/oncology, but before that I worked on a tele floor as well 🙂 Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          March 18, 2013

          How long we’re you on tele and how did you like it? Reply

  • Lana
    March 17, 2013

    I made this salad this Friday for our tea party. All the girls loved it.. It was such a hit….thanks for sharing…now ill make it all for me:)) yum! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 17, 2013

      Great, I’m glad you found a new salad :). Reply

  • February 12, 2013

    Can’t wait to try this. Reply

  • Lilly
    January 19, 2013

    Thank u so much for ,i love ur web,this is so helpfull Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2013

      You are welcome LIlly :). I hope you find some new favorites. Reply

  • Luba
    October 11, 2012

    Would this salad be OK if I chopped up the broccoli, grated the carrot and onion the night before? And than just adding the apple, walnuts & raisins with the dressing the day of? Planning a party for my son in a couple weeks and trying to see how I can save myself some time the day of the party 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 11, 2012

      That’s totally fine Luba. I like to prep my ingredients the night before as well, work smart not hard :). Reply

  • Nelya
    July 11, 2012

    Try it with Trader Joe’s Broccoli slaw instead of actual broccoli heads. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 11, 2012

      We don’t have Trader Joe’s in where I live, but I will try it next time we visit California. Thanks for the tip. Reply

      • Nelya
        July 16, 2012

        Other companies have it too. Just look for it in the bagged salad section of a super market. Reply

  • Angela
    March 17, 2012

    I stumbled onto your website when I was looking for a recipe for pirozhki, and ever since I have been hooks. No other website is as explanative of the steps as yours, and no other website has such reasonable foods. Usually they mix so much stuff that it loses the whole taste of the dish. Today I finally made the broccoli and apple salad, and Oh.My.Goodness. So much flavor, and just the right amount. Thank you very much, and keep up the great work you have done. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 17, 2012

      Thank you Angela. It’s one of my favorite salads as well. Oh and now I’m craving it!! Reply

  • Ana
    January 11, 2012

    tasty!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2013

      Thank you Ana :). Reply

  • Ilona
    April 14, 2010

    this sounds so goood… i really have to try it now….. Thank you for the recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply

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