Broccoli Apple Salad

Broccoli Apple Salad (gluten-free) | The Baking Beauties

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the broccoli & cauliflower salad that sometimes has bacon or raisins in it. This recipe for Broccoli Apple Salad is similar to those recipes, but I think it is bumped up a notch. The dressing is cooked, but don’t let that stop you from making it. It is a little bit more work, but the dressing is SO delicious, you won’t regret it! Trust me! :) The apple adds a nice sweet crunch to the mix as well. I know that I’ll be making this salad again, everyone really enjoyed it.

Broccoli Apple Salad
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked & chopped (I omitted this)
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup slivered toasted almonds
  • 2 apples, cubed (or 1 tin mandarin oranges, drained)
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped fine (optional)
  1. In a saucepan, whisk together eggs, sugar, cornstarch and dry mustard. Add vinegar and water. Cook slowly until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in mayonnaise Cool.
  1. Marinate broccoli and cauliflower in dressing for several hours. Add remaining ingredients and toss well.



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9 Responses to Broccoli Apple Salad

  1. Kevin February 19, 2009 at 10:23 pm #

    That salad looks really good!

  2. betty r February 20, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    That will be on the menu soon!

  3. Sophie February 21, 2009 at 11:09 am #

    Yum! I’m all about tasty dressings! I need to hold on to this…the hope of warmer weather is putting me in the mood for fresh picnic and beach food :).

  4. Colleen February 22, 2009 at 9:40 am #

    We love the broccoli cauliflower salad around here … and this recipe looks like one we’ll need to try if spring and grilling season ever arrive.

    I hope all’s well where you are, Jeanine!

  5. Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey October 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing this delicious salad at Nettie’s Sunday Potluck. I pinned it for next week…can’t wait to make it:)

  6. Vanessa May 22, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    The dressing is AMAZING!! Going to try it with potatoe salad…

    • Jeanine May 22, 2014 at 11:21 am #

      Glad to hear that, Vanessa! I love it too. Let me know how it works on potato salad. Might want to cut the sugar a little for that, hard to say.

  7. teresa October 22, 2014 at 11:39 pm #

    hi jeanine, what type of apple do you recommend with this recipe and how far ahead did you cut it so it doesn’t oxidize

    • Jeanine October 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

      I believe I just used a mac apple, Teresa, but there are so many great apples available this time of year, you can use any of them. You can mix it all up hours ahead and just add the apple before serving.

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