Thanks to a generous donation of delicious San Juan Valley apples, from Cindy Williams, we’ve been bursting with fragrant fruit at Community FoodBank. But we’re not complaining!

This recipe comes to us from It’s a great way to mix the benefits of raw broccoli with the healthy fats found in nuts. Best of all, it makes great use of apples!

Broccoli Apple Salad


4 cups small diced broccoli florets
2 small gala apples , cored and diced
1 cup walnuts
1 cup matchstick carrots , roughly chopped
1/2 cup golden raisins or dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped red onion
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup mayonnaise (full fat)
1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsp honey

For the dressing:
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, honey and season with salt to taste (about 1/4 tsp). Chill until ready to use.

For the salad:
In a salad bowl toss together broccoli, apples, walnuts, carrots, raisins or cranberries and red onion. Pour in dressing and toss until evenly coated.

Community Food Bank’s mission is to provide food, nutritional education and advocacy for our neighbors in need within San Benito County.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *