Fresh Broccoli and Apple Salad with Walnuts

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!

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
1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries

Broccoli Salad Dressing Ingredients:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp sea salt
Pinch of black pepper

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.

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

3. To make the dressing, combine: 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of sour cream, 2 Tbsp of lemon juice, 1 tsp of sugar, 1/4 tsp of sea salt and pinch of pepper. Mix well.

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