Broccoli Crunch Salad Recipe

Broccoli crunch salad

Broccoli crunch salad

When we have friends over for dinner I try my darndest to have a salad to go along with the meal. Mainly because I try to fill up on salad instead of the main course. This salad happens to be one of my favorites, and it packs a flavorful yet nutritious punch. I also like to add cauliflower to this salad combo, it just adds to the crunch factor. Chopped hard boiled eggs also make a delightful addition.


  • 3 cups fresh broccoli, chopped into itsy bitsy pieces
  • 2 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 large apple (I used Honey Crisp since it is  in season but normally I would use Fuji apples), chopped into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup Golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Balsalmic Dressing

  • 1/4 cup good balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup orange champagne vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


Whisk dressing ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Mix into salad a little at a time until you have reached the desired amount.

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  • Janet Thompson
    Posted April 5, 2010 at 12:50 AM | Permalink

    Hi Eliza, I made this salad with cauliflower for Easter and everyone loved it. I’m going to make it for Elizabeth’s baby shower too :)Thanks

  • Janet
    Posted April 5, 2010 at 11:24 PM | Permalink

    Hi Eliza, This was a big hit on Easter (I added the cauliflower too). I’m going to make it for Elizabeth’s baby shower. Thanks, Janet

  • Posted April 6, 2010 at 4:47 AM | Permalink

    Hi Janet! I’m glad everyone liked it!

  • Kristen
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 5:30 PM | Permalink

    Hey Eliza! This has been such a hit every time Auntie Janet has made it that I have insisted on making it for Thanksgiving! :D

    P.S. You rock!

  • Posted November 11, 2010 at 6:03 PM | Permalink

    Kristen – Wow, thanks!! :)

  • Jenni MacArthur
    Posted February 9, 2012 at 9:16 AM | Permalink

    I cannot wait to try this!! It looks delicious!

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