Broccoli Carrot and Apple Salad

Broccoli Carrot and Apple Salad

This is great little salad. It’s sweet and crunchy, and the nuts and seeds make it quite filling. I love this on mayonnaise on toast.

abitmorvegAbitmoreveg recipe for a sweet crunchy salad. I don’t make it that often now because I reduced the amount of veg I eat from the cabbage family but I do particularly like this on toast with mayonnaise. I also love salad with seeds and nuts.

A sweet crunchy salad with raw broccoli, carrots, apple, walnuts and mixed seeds.

Last year a study reported that eating broccoli helps to prevent or slow the progress of osteoarthritis in mice – they are now studying if it has the same effect on humans. Unfortunately I was unable to find out whether the mice were fed raw or cooked broccoli. I assume it was raw, although it may have been dessicated for ease of distribution, who knows… I was determined to find some way of eating raw broccoli since then. This was the first salad I came up with and it is still a firm favourite. Broccoli is said to be very healthy anyway so whether or not it will enable us to scurry around with more ease it’s good to have an easy sweet salad with lots of broccoli to munch on.

A lot of dressing is added to this salad. I have tried adding less but it needs the full 9 dessertspoonfuls (I now think 6 will do) of honey mustard vinaigrette so the veg, nuts and seeds will soak it up and make it taste so good. I’m now just saying add as much or as little dressing as you like.

Another plus with this salad is it will stay good in the fridge for up to 3 days.

broccoli carrot apple salad ingredients
Broccoli, carrots, apple, walnuts and seeds with honey mustard vinaigrette

Broccoli Carrot and Apple Salad

Broccoli Carrot and Apple Salad


  • 250g – 300g broccoli, sliced thinly
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 1 sweet crisp red apple, grated
  • handful walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons mixed seeds
  • honey mustard vinaigrette
  • For Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 teaspoon of English mustard flour
  • good pinch of salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 dessertspoons white wine vinegar
  • 9 dessertspoons sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon runny honey (or brown sugar to make it vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard


  1. To make the dressing: Put the ingredients into a jar, screw the top on and shake the jar until the dressing is all blended.
  2. Add the broccoli, carrot and apple to a salad bowl, pour over as much or as little dressing as you like and mix around well. Add the walnuts and seeds and stir around once more.
  3. Cover with clingfilm and leave in the fridge for at least 1 hour prior to serving.

how to make salad dressing
To make the dressing: put the ingredients in a jar, seal it, shake it – that’s all there is to it.
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