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Chunky, crunchy, and fresh, this apple and broccolini salad is loaded with healthy, flavor packed yumminess. It comes together in a jiffy, and makes a perfect packable addition to a lunchbox or picnic.
I’ve been on kind of an apple kick lately. In case you didn’t know, my hubby and I recently moved to beautiful Wenatchee, Washington. Not only is it a gorgeous town with a lovely hometown feel, but it happens to be the apple capital of the world. Not a bad title!
Just a couple miles down the road from us is the retail outlet for the world famous fruit growers – Stemilt. It’s a cute little shop, stocked full of some of the best apples you’ll ever try. This week I grabbed an armful of Pink Lady apples, and headed over to the Stemilt blog for inspiration. They call it the Stem Blog, and it’s a great place to find all kinds of recipes for apples, pears, and cherries.
Anyway, I was particularly drawn to a tasty little number combining apples, broccoli, and some other chunky goodies, and used it as a starting point for this delicious, Pacific-Northwest-apple-inspired salad. You can find the original recipe at Stemilt.com/recipes/fruit-recipes/apples/apple-broccoli-salad. If you stop by their blog, be sure to check out some of their other recipes – there’s lots of yumminess to be found!
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (the juice of about 1 lemon)
- ⅛ cup olive oil
- ⅛ cup runny honey
- 2 apples, cored and cubed into bite size pieces (look for apples with a nice crunch and acidity)
- 1 pound broccolini or broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 cup grapes, sliced in half
- 3 or 4 handfuls of pecans, walnuts, or other favorite nuts, roughly chopped
- Small bunch of chives, roughly chopped (about ¼ cup chopped chives)
- Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and honey in a small bowl or jar.
- In a large bowl, toss together the apples, broccolini, grapes, nuts, and chives.
- Drizzle about half the lemon dressing over the salad and toss it all together. Give it a taste, and add the remaining dressing if desired. (I like using all of the dressing, but then again, I like things pretty zingy.)
Serve this salad up with some fresh bread, and a crisp glass of white or rosé as an entree, serve it as a zingy compliment to grilled fish, or pack it in a cute jar for a picnic or lunch to go.
Based on the Apple and Broccoli Salad recipe at Stemilt.com/recipes/fruit-recipes/apples/apple-broccoli-salad.
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