This broccoli cashew salad recipe is so versatile and easy to make at the last minute for any get-together. It’s healthy, crunchy, and tart, with a homemade dressing anyone can make.
This salad is perfect to take to a family reunion, church luncheon, or Sunday dinner! This salad is healthy and so easy to throw together for people stopping by to visit.
I love to make something healthy for my family and this fits the bill. It’s packed with fresh fruits and vegetables and crunchy cashews! The homemade dressing is made with items from our refrigerator and pantry.
The dressing is creamy, not too sweet and compliments all of these veggies and fruits in one bowl. The cashews add a little bit of heaven to the salad!
We served this salad to the family on Sunday, and everyone loved it! Be ready to hand out the recipe if you take this broccoli cashew salad somewhere.
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Broccoli Cashew Salad
Step One: Gather Ingredients
Gather the ingredients for the recipe. Chop the broccoli florets, chop the apples, chop the pears, and chop the purple onion.
Step Two: Prepare Broccoli Florets
I like to cut the florets off of the broccoli stems and soak them for a couple of hours in cool water. The reason I do this is I believe it brings out a beautiful green color in the broccoli. Then I drain them.
Step Three: Place Ingredients in Bowl
Place the broccoli, chopped apples, chopped pear, purple onions, cashews, and cranberries in a large mixing bowl. Set the bowl aside and make the salad dressing.
Step Four: Add Mayo, Sour Cream, Etc. & Mix – Serve
Grab a small bowl, and combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, honey, and salt. Stir until mixed through. I used a wide-mouth pint mason jar.
Pour the salad dressing over the salad and stir it in to cover the ingredients. Enjoy.
Broccoli Cashew Salad Recipe
- 5 cups broccoli florets, chopped into small bite-size pieces
- 1-2 apples, cored and chopped into small pieces
- 1 pear, cored, and chopped into small pieces
- 1/2 cup purple onions, chopped into bite-size pieces
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2-3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup honey (please microwave to make it easier to stir)
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Place the broccoli, chopped apples, chopped pear, chopped purple onions, cashews, and cranberries in a large mixing bowl. Set the bowl aside and make the salad dressing.
Grab a small bowl, and combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, honey, and salt. Stir until mixed through. Pour the salad dressing over the salad and stir it in to cover the ingredients. Enjoy.
How do I store the leftovers?
I store it in an airtight Tupperware-type container. You will love the salad the next day as well!
How long can I store this salad after making it?
This salad is great for 1-2 days with the dressing on it. If you keep the dressing separate, it will last up to 4 days.
Can I add other nuts to the salad?
I have used pinenuts and peanuts and they work out great!
Can I add some chopped cooked bacon to this salad?
Yes, you can, it adds a yummy bacon flavor we all love!
Can I add sunflower seeds to this salad?
You can for sure, they add a little more crunch!
Would some cubed cheese taste good in this salad?
I have added cubed cheddar cheese to this salad many times. It’s very versatile.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my broccoli cashew salad. Please let me know if you make it, or what you would add to it. It’s all about teaching our kids and grandkids how to cook from scratch. May God Bless this world, Linda