With weather predictions of over 100 degrees, this last week was all about easy-cool meals...and trying to not eat "salad" every other night. So I changed things up on the family with this Broccoli Apple Salad (yes, I know "salad") recipe. I had made it a few weeks (months?) ago for the BF and he loved it!
It is fresh and vibrant, can be eaten the next day for lunch leftovers, taken to a summer BBQ potluck, and easy to substitute out ingredients or alter for a different flare.
Don't have raisins or broccoli? No worries, use dried cranberries or cauliflower?
Substitute the red wine vinegar for rice wine, toss in some sesame seeds and a dash of ginger for an Asian slaw.
Broccoli Apple Salad
3 C broccoli florets, diced small
3 Gala apples, chopped small
1 C carrot, grated
1 C raisins
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped (optional)
2/3 C Greek yogurt, plain
1/3 C mayonnaise
1 1/2 TB Red wine vinegar
1/2 TB honey
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Mix broccoli, apples, carrot and raisins in large bowl
2. Add cooked chicken (I cooked in skillet with olive oil, salt and pepper)
3. In separate small bowl, combine remaining ingredients and refrigerate for 1 hour
4. Toss dressing all over salad and return to refrigerator (ideally) or serve
My family ate it on croissants as a sandwich, I ate mine as is with some fried onion crunchies on top.