Crunchy Broccoli Apple Salad with Sunflower Seeds

Crunchy Broccoli Apple Salad with Sunflower Seeds

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Total Time  20 mins

Meal Type   Lunch, Dinner, Side

Servings  6


  • 1 lb broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 apples, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cups white balsamic vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cups raw sunflower seeds
  • salt, to taste



  1. Chop broccoli florets into bite-sized pieces. Chop apples and garlic. Slice onion.
  2. Place broccoli in a steamer basket over boiling water. Steam broccoli until it turns bright green. [Alternatively, you could quickly blanch the broccoli in a pot boiling water.] Drain and immediately rinse in cold water. Let stand to dry.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together garlic, vinegar, maple syrup, and olive oil. Taste and make adjustments as needed.
  2. Add broccoli to the bowl and toss with dressing. Add apples, red onion, and sunflower seeds. Toss to coat everything.
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Source  Living Plate


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