Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Sweet, Tangy, Crunchy and Tasty Broccoli Salad
Sweet, Tangy, Crunchy and Tasty Broccoli Salad
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2 heads Fresh Broccoli medium, stems included, chopped
1 Carrots large, grated
1 Apples cored and chopped
½ Red onion small, thinly sliced
½ cup Pecans or walnuts, toasted
½ cup Craisins or raisins
For Creamy Lemon Dressing
½ cup Mayonnaise
½ cup Sour cream
2 tbsp Lemon juice freshly squeezed
½ tbsp Sugar or add to taste
¼ tsp Sea salt
⅛ tsp Black pepper

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  • For Creamy Lemon Dressing

Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing


This Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing is a great choice to serve as one of your salad options at a barbecue. I am always looking for new and creative ways to design salads for barbecue parties and this one was a huge hit among my friends.

Easily chop up the entire broccoli, leaving no waste, and add grated carrots, chopped apples and thinly sliced red onions with toasted pecans and craisins for texture and sweetness. I’ll leave the description of the creamy lemon dressing for you to taste for yourselves!

To make Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing


Toss salad


In a large salad bowl, toss 2 chopped broccoli heads, stems, 1 large grated carrot, 1 chopped apple and thin slices of a small red onion.


Add nuts and cranberries


Add ½ cup pecans and ½ cup craisins or raisins and mix everything together.


Prepare dressing


In a small mixing bowl, whisk ½ cup mayonnaise, ½ cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, ½ tablespoon of sugar, ¼ teaspoon sea salt and ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper until well combined.



Pour prepared dressing over salad and toss to coat before serving. Enjoy!

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Total Reviews: 12
Ayleen Tapper

Delicious loving this creamy salad with lemon dressing already, going to make it again.

Estelle Derra

Great time to go healthy and the perfect website this salad is the BOMB!

Ailani Zenker

Crispy, crunchy juicy and delicious thanks again Lilly.

Sally Bridewell

I added some chicken pieces to this and vinegar liked the taste a bunch.

Nancy Sheely

One of my favorite salads of all time, I'll be bringing this to the gym tomorrow for a snack ;)

Samara Acar

Not sure what the sugar was for so didn't bother to add it, the lemon dressing was perfectly fine on it's own.

Regan Sepulbeda

Didn't like how zesty it turned out but it wasn't bad thought I like cabbage cups a lot more.

Antonia Helgeson

This and some cheesy garlic bread goes so well together I'd totally recommend it.

India Durecki

Didn't add the carrots and instead tossed in some fresh cherry tomatos.

Madyson Bigam

Zesty and flavorful exactly what I wanted for a salad to be.

Samira Weener

The pecans don't do it any favors so I won't be adding them again but the craisins make it very scrumptious!


I love it! So healthy and delicious!

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