Broccoli Apple Salad

Broccoli Apple Salad is a refreshing side dish, filled with crisp apple, with red onion, celery and crumbled bacon.

I have tried quite a few broccoli salads over the years. This one in particular is an all time favorite!

Broccoli salads are always a crowd favorite for get togethers. Easily adjustable to make it just how you like it. Want to skip the cranberries? Go for it! Want to add cheese? Go for it!

Broccoli Apple Salad
Broccoli Apple Salad

Broccoli Apple Salad

A sweet and savory broccoli salad combined with apple, crumbled bacon and creamy dressing.
4.58 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 327 kcal



  • 1 bunch broccoli cut into small florets
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced small
  • 1 cup celery diced small
  • 1 apple sweet variety, diced small
  • 8 slices bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries optional


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar


  • Combine salad ingredients in large bowl. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients and whisk until combined; pour over salad and toss. Serve chilled.


Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 5gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 315mgPotassium: 366mgFiber: 3gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 564IUVitamin C: 70mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
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Recipe adapted from The Kitchen is My Playground.

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  1. Great to find new things to do with broccoli. Found you through Michelle over at Ms En Place. Looking forward to seeing what you get up to going forward. Cheers

  2. Thank you for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo!
    It's been ages since I've had a broccoli salad…I mean that…probably at least 7 years! I've never had one with apple. Like you said, it's always grapes or cranberries. Or raisins. Crisp apple sounds good!

  3. Hi Ali,
    We will just love your flavor packed Broccoli Apple Salad, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
    Pinning your post!
    Miz Helen

  5. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  6. If you make this in advance does the apple turn brown? Or should I prepare everything else in advance and then just add the apple at the last minute?

  7. 5 stars
    I love this recipe. I added shivered almo ds cause it was what was in my cupboard. I’ll make it again.