Chunky Apple Broccolini Salad
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.
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Pacific Northwest
Serves: 4 to 6 as a side
  • 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)
  1. Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and honey in a small bowl or jar.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the apples, broccolini, grapes, nuts, and chives.
  3. 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.)
Broccolini is my preference in this recipe, as it is sweeter and more fun to eat raw than regular broccoli (in my opinion), but good ol' standard broccoli will be tasty, too.

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
Recipe by Taste Of The Place at