Broccoli Apple Salad with yogurt dressing


Our low carb diet is still going strong and I am pretty surprised how we have been sticking to it. I think part of it is because we are not totally excluding carbs from our meals but are having them in moderation. When we do decide to eat carbs we opt for the good kind from brown rice, quinoa etc. This delicious broccoli apple salad with yogurt dressing has become part of our meal rotation. The yogurt dressing came about because I did not have mayonnaise and had to get creative.

Broccoli Apple Salad with yogurt dressing

Broccoli Apple Salad with yogurt dressing

Broccoli Apple Salad with Yogurt Dressing: Nutritional Benefits

A Broccoli Apple salad is not only delicious, this tasty side dish is also low in calories which means you can enjoy every bite knowing its great for your waist. Your immune, digestion and bowel system will also benefit greatly from a dish like this.

  • Broccoli is considered a super veggie because of its nutritional density. Broccoli being the super veggie is packed with vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Fiber and lots more
  • In addition to being vitamin and fiber dense fruits, apples are rich in in phytonutrients and antioxidants.
  • Onions and garlic have healing properties and help with reducing inflammation.

Make sure not to overcook the water soluble vitamins in the broccoli and remember to cut the apple right before serving to prevent oxidation. I recomend having this salad with a protein like grilled chicken or fish to make it a complete and nutritious light dinner. You don’t want to go heavy with your meals if like me you eat late after 7pm. This is because the your system is slow at that time. For those who are lactose intolerant be sure to check out my easy broccoli and tomato salad recipe with no dairy.

Nutritional Information provided by my lovely sister Valerie Vazhure who completed a double major in Food science and human nutrition at the University of Newcastle Australia. 

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Broccoli Apple Salad with Yogurt dressing
Broccoli apple salad with Yogurt dressing
Course Side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 small head steamed broccoli
  • 2 medium apples
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
Yogurt Dressing
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 medium lemon juiced
  • 1 clove fresh garlic minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Course Side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 small head steamed broccoli
  • 2 medium apples
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
Yogurt Dressing
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 medium lemon juiced
  • 1 clove fresh garlic minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Broccoli apple salad with Yogurt dressing
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing and set aside in the refrigerator.
  2. Steam broccoli for 3 minutes in a steamer of flash boil for 1 minute in salted water.
  3. Place vegetables in a large bowl and combine with dressing. Serve immediately.
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Comments

  1. This broccoli apple salad with yogurt dressing would be something my family would love for sure. I don’t eat dressings of any kind but this salad recipe is something I would love to try. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

  2. I have honestly never tried a broccoli salad though I have eaten raw broccoli before. The combination with apples and carrots make me think of a smoothie type of thing. Sounds interesting. Yummy dressing idea. Sounds super healthy

  3. I love the ingredients of the salad but its the dressing that is the key to any type of veggie salad. Your dressing looks delicious. I am going to save your recipe and test out the dressing Presidents weekend and go from there.

  4. wow, i never knew that yogurt could be another option for mayonnaise, i used to eat without any dressing whenever I run out of mayonnaise. Thanks for this tip!

  5. Oh, this looks like a great salad! It has a few new combinations I want to try. My daughter is a vegetarian and I am always looking for new salad ideas.

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