Crunchy and Tart Broccoli Salad

I find that if I can muster up enough motivation to get in the kitchen early in the week and make some salads, I say mental ‘thank yous’ to that motivated self for the next few days as I enjoy the salads.  Yesterday I made a big Sunshine Salad from Peas and Thank You (I make this salad almost weekly.  It’s that good), chopped up all the carrots and celery in the fridge, made a couple of bags of ‘to be juiced’ produce, got some quinoa and chickpeas soaking, made tea for kombucha, and made this broccoli salad.  All this productivity was brought to you by the letters S and S.  I love that Sesame Street is an hour long (and commercial free! and educational!), as I can usually whip out several kitchen tasks without my 3 year old ‘helper’ underfoot.

Crunchy and Tart Broccoli Salad

This salad comes together quite quickly and keeps well for a couple of days in the fridge.


  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • dash of each: salt, pepper, cinnamon
  • 1 bag broccoli slaw
  • 1 small apple, chopped (I like granny smith in this recipe, but any would do)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds


1. Whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and salt/pepper/cinnamon

2. Combine dressing and salad ingredients and toss well.  Let sit for at least an hour.

3. Serve cold or at room temperature

11 thoughts on “Crunchy and Tart Broccoli Salad

    • My motivation hits once a week, if I’m lucky. Actually – I’d love to do some food prep for you and give you some free moments to yourself! You’re growing a baby and that’s hard work, not to mention, oh, raising 3 boys at the same time!

  1. I just made up a couple days worth of lunches this morning, because I woke up early. Why not, right? Both are soups that I jazzed up with some broccoli slaw. I love that stuff!

  2. I sometimes get motivated like that in the kitchen, but it is typically much LESS than once a week. This sounds really yummy, and I love the convenience of broccoli slaw. (Even though singing “Chopping Broccoli” doesn’t quite have the same effect.) I shall try this salad, because I really would like to have leftovers for lunches and a side for dinner(s). I love colorful dishes like this!

  3. Mama Pea has this cinnamon salad dressing in her book that is amazing. I bet it would so good on that salad. I need to try it. I make her thai veggie burgers and they have 1/4c of broccoli slaw in them. So then I’m left with nearly a whole bag of broccoli slaw and I have no clue what to do with it! I’ll have to try this next time for sure!

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