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Maple Broccoli and Apple Salad

maple broccoli apple salad
  • (2 cups) fresh broccoli florets, coarsely chopped
  • (1 cup) fresh cauliflowerets, coarsely chopped
  • (2 medium) carrots, chopped
  • (1/2 cup) dried cranberries
  • (1 medium) red apple, chopped
  • (1 medium) Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • (2 Tbsp.) lemon juice, divided
  • (1/2 cup) mayonnaise
  • (2 Tbsp.) maple syrup
  • (1 lb.) sliced maple-flavored bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • (1/2 cup) sunflower kernels

Maple Broccoli and Apple Salad

A sweet and savory broccoli salad with more veggies, dried cranberries, maple bacon and sunflower seeds for some crunch.

Preparation Time
About 30 minutes (plus 1 hr chilling)
Cook Time
No cooking required


  1. 1In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and cranberries.
  2. 2Whisk together mayonnaise, syrup and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice. Pour over vegetables, cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. 3Add bacon and sunflower seeds, toss and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 256
  • Total Fat 19 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 16 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Cholesterol 19 mg
  • Sodium 325 mg
  • Fiber 3 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Salad

Recipe Subcategory: Fruit/Vegetable Salads

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Pork, Eggs, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.