My creamy broccoli apple salad is full of flavor! It's tossed with a tangy buttermilk dressing and has a nice balance between sweet and savory. Great for summer bbqs or for the holiday table. | justalittlebitofbacon.com
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Creamy Broccoli Apple Salad with Pistachios, Cranberries, and Red Onion

My creamy broccoli apple salad is full of flavor! It's tossed with a tangy buttermilk dressing and has a nice balance between sweet and savory. Great for summer bbqs or for the holiday table.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 225kcal
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon

Ingredients

Broccoli Salad

  • 1 1/2 lb broccoli, cut into bite sized florets
  • 1 medium apple, cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup roasted pistachios, chopped

Buttermilk Dressing

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Set out a bowl of ice water. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes, until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge the broccoli into the ice water to stop its cooking. Once the broccoli is cool, drain the broccoli again and blot it dry with towels.
  • Whisk together all the dressing ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste. (I usually use about 1/2 tsp of kosher salt and a few grinds of pepper.)
  • Combine the broccoli, apple, onion, parsley, and cranberries in a large bowl. Pour about 1/2 of the dressing over the salad and toss to mix it well. Transfer the salad to a serving bowl. Top with the pistachios just before serving. And serve with the remaining dressing on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal