Broccoli Apple Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Broccoli salad, though it contains the superfood broccoli, is often tossed in mayonnaise-heavy dressing at packs it full of saturated fat. Moreover, many recipes call for bacon which isn’t exactly great for your heart health either. In this recipe, apples replace bacon for the crunch while adding natural sweetness. The tarragon-based dressing adds an interesting complementary flavor to the broccoli, making this recipe a tasty costar alongside a variety of proteins, especially chicken.

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For the salad

  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup shaved almonds
  • 1 small apple, finely diced
  • 4 oz goat cheese

For the dressing

  • 2 Tbsp. fresh chopped tarragon
  • 1 Tbsp. shallot, diced
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Broccoli Apple Salad

Broccoli Apple Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette – Serves 4

1. Chop broccoli into small florets.

2. Prepare the dressing by combining all ingredients in a blender.

3. Combine all salad ingredients except for goat cheese. Toss in a little dressing 2 tablespoons at a time until salad has reached desired coverage. Top with goat cheese. Enjoy!

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