Broccoli Apple Salad (No Mayo)

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Broccoli Apple Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
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Broccoli Apple Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette is as flavorful as it is vibrant. Not only is it bursting with taste, texture, and flavor, but also with nutrition. Be sure to bookmark this one. You’ll want to nosh on it all year long! 

A Raw Salad With Lots of Flavor, Texture, and Color

This special salad is made with fresh, simple ingredients you can find in the produce department. Sweet and crunchy EverCrisp® apples mingle with tender florets of broccoli. Diced shallot provides a mild onion flavor with hints of garlic while grated carrots and raw pumpkin seeds offer a bit of earthiness. A bit of tartness from the dried cranberries is a great match for the salad’s vinaigrette. As you can see, this salad isn’t lacking in flavor or nutrition! 

Broccoli Apple Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Unlike most broccoli salads, our Broccoli Apple Salad is tossed in a blood orange vinaigrette instead of mayo. This choice keeps the salad light and tangy. You won’t feel weighed down, even if you go for seconds (or thirds)! 

Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Ever-Cravable EverCrisp® Apples

The star of this salad is the EverCrisp® apple. As the name implies, this apple variety is crisp and ever-cravable. EverCrisp® apples are a blend of much-loved Fuji and Honeycrisp varieties. This versatile variety is perfect for snacking and baking, and of course adding to salad! 

How to Make Broccoli Apple Salad

It couldn’t be easier to whip up a big batch of Broccoli Apple Salad. There is no cooking involved. Simply chop, dice, and grate your ingredients and combine them together in a large bowl. Toss everything in the blood orange vinaigrette and just like that, you have a light and vibrant salad in about 15 minutes.  

Broccoli Apple Salad Ingredients

Broccoli Apple Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

How to Serve Broccoli Apple Salad

This salad pairs with just about anything and it travels well — making it a great option for picnics, pitch-ins, and potluck dinners. Make a large portion at the beginning of the week and then divide into small reusable containers for an easy grab-and-go lunch. Use leftovers as a side at dinner. The flexibility of this dish makes it delicious however and whenever you serve it! 

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5 from 2 votes

Broccoli Apple Salad (No Mayo)

A raw salad bursting with flavor, color, texture, and nutrition. This salad feature a tangy Blood Orange Vinagrette instead of mayo to keep things light and flavorful.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings8 people


  • 4 cups broccoli chopped
  • 1 EverCrisp® apple diced
  • 1 cup carrots grated
  • 1 shallot finely minced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup unsalted raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup blood orange vinaigrette


  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. 
  • Toss salad with the blood orange vinaigrette until all ingredients are evenly coated. 
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy!


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2969IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salads, Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Calories: 106
Keyword: easy recipe, vegetarian food
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Broccoli Apple Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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