broccoli cranberry salad with sliced apples in a white bowl
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Easy-To-Make Broccoli Cranberry Salad

An easy and effortless dish to simplify your weeknight dinner woes!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad, Easy Dinner Recipe
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli cranberry salad
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 8 cups broccoli washed and chopped
  • 2-4 sliced onions (as per your preference)
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup pecans/nuts optional
  • 1 apple/green apple (sliced)



  • To make broccoli cranberry salad, in a bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients and mix well they are perfectly blended. 
  • Slice the apples and add 2 tsp of lemon juice to it. Toss them well so that they develop a sweet and tangy taste. In a large bowl, toss the apples with the onions, dried cranberries, sliced onions or pecans, and nuts. Add the dressing to the ingredients and mix well. Boil the broccoli florets before you add them.
  • Once that is done, refrigerate the salad for at least an hour before you serve it. This will allow the dressing to be absorbed by the ingredients. Furthermore, it will allow the flavors to blend properly, thus enhancing the overall taste of the salad. 
    broccoli cranberry salad with sliced apples in a white bowl


You can make use of sour cream and mayonnaise in place of the Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is a healthier option for those who wish to lose those extra kilos. To add to the crunchiness, you can also add almonds, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds to the salad. Alternatively, you can add crispy, chopped bacon or cooked diced chicken breast to the salad.