Skinny Broccoli Apple Salad

Last week I browsed the internet for a basic broccoli salad recipe before we had guests over for a BBQ. I found one that looked very appealing and healthy, so I thought I’d give it a try and substitute what I already had on-hand.

It turned out great! And our guests enjoyed it as well. It was light, crisp and just tasted SO fresh. I will definitely make this again!


Here is the original recipe, which was apparently adapted from the Whole Foods recipe, and below are my adaptations.


Appx. 2 bundles of broccoli, cut into small bite-size florets and stems diced

1 crisp apple, cored and diced*

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup sliced almonds

¼ cup finely diced red onion


½ cup plain Greek yogurt

1 ½ Tablespoons raw almond butter

2-3 Tablespoons Agave

¼ cup apple cider vinegar, preferably unpasteurized

1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper


1. Lightly steam broccoli. I did this in a steamer for about 3-4 minutes and it turned out perfectly. You still want it to be very crunchy and to turn that bright green color.

2. In a large bowl toss together broccoli, apples, cranberries, almonds and red onion.

3. In a small bowl whisk together dressing ingredients.  Taste and add more Agave if you like the dressing sweeter.  Pour over broccoli mixture and toss until broccoli is well coated. Let sit for 30 minutes so that broccoli can absorb some of the dressing.



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