June 11, 2015

Broccoli and Apple Garden Salad | #IPL matches

Salads for lunch or dinner and as a snack are common. But for those who are really conscious on watching their waistline even while watching IPL matches (read the husband, who is not into too many movie nights), this seemed like a healthy treat to make : and so it was Broccoli and Apple garden salad. I had read this recipe on a magazine and loved the light vinaigrette dressing. We liked it a lot so made this salad on two days in a week  - once for an #IPL evening and a Sunday #Brunch.

For the west of Asia and beyond where its peak summer, this makes for a wonderful #summer #Salad along with any meats or grilled breads.

The light salad is sure to be a hit in your home too. Tell me what kind of salads do you love ?

Prep time - 15 mins | cook time - 10 mins | Serves : 4

To make :
  • Red ripe apples - 1 large
  • Broccoli - about 1 cup (medium large florets)
  • Any other fruits or veggies - raw onions, green and red peppers, cherry tomatoes, orange segments, cucumbers, green grapes (your choice)
  • Lettuce greens - a handful
  • Microwaved spiced nuts - a handful (optional)

Dressing - salt, honey, lemon juice,apple cider vinegar, red chilli flakes, black pepper crushed, white pepper powder (adjust to taste, therefore haven't given any quantity)

How to make:
  1. Whisk the dressing well and refrigerate. Chop all other veggies, fruits and apples (with skin on) and chill well for 15-30 mins .
  2. Reserve torn lettuce leaves in a bowl of ice water for it remain crispy.
  3. Blanch broccoli with a pinch of salt and drain. Chill.
  4. Mix broccoli and fruits and veggies. Add in the dressing and mix well.
  5. Pat dry the lettuce leaves and plate it.  And place the required portion of the salad upon it. Drizzle any more dressing if required. Top with nuts if using and serve immediately.


  1. That's a lovely healthy salad! Full of colours and flavours.

  2. colourful and healthy salad...crunchy and yum too,,,

  3. Healthy salad . love to have in summer.

  4. Very colorful and healthy salad.

  5. Looks lovely. I haven't tried this combination before. This is getting on my weekend menu 😀

  6. The second picture looks awesome..you should use the same setting more...salad sounds exciting..what an healthy way to enjoy the movies!

  7. Love the addition of apple in this salad, tempting and definitely very crunchy.

  8. My older one is a major fan of salads. I am sure she will love this salad.

  9. We all love salads so thi sis one that gets made in my place.

  10. light salad - perfect for summer!

  11. Such a healthy salad! Love the dressing kalyani!

  12. Interesting combination of ingredients.

  13. Very colorful salad. Love the combination of ingredients!!! Perfect for the hot weather !! Light and easy!!

  14. Perfect salad for hot days! Love the ingredients that went into the salad.

  15. Thats a fantastic salad Kalyani perfect one..

  16. What a healthy & nutritious salad. Love the dressing -- sounds so light & yummy!!

  17. Love the dressing for this colorful and light salad.

  18. An healthy salad can have it as a complete meal.


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