Broccoli and Apple Salad with Seasoned Nuts

Mmmm! This broccoli apple with seasoned nuts is SO GOOD! It's all sweet and salty and crunchy goodness!

Who says cold salads can only be eaten during the summer months? Forget that. Just because it's the holidays does not mean my veggies have to be covered in butter, cream, or a heavy sauce. Besides that, there is never enough room in the oven for side dishes. It's so much easier to make a cold salad ahead of time for that holiday meal. And if you are traveling to family or friends with a dish to pass, cold salads make it so much easier.

One of my favorite side dishes to make all year round is a broccoli and apple salad. I make my salad more nutritious by using Greek Yogurt and by skipping the added refined white sugar. It can be so boring to eat broccoli by itself. And if it's the only crunchy part of the dish, it stands out way too much. When you add in the apples, carrots, onion, and nuts, it's so much tastier. 

This turned out DELISH with the seasoned nuts!! It is not your typical Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish but I am happy to have a YUMMY broccoli and apple salad with seasoned nuts on my plate! The seasoned nuts makes it feel like a treat, yet it is still a smart choice! #GoNutsForNuts #CollectiveBias #adWhile I was doing some shopping at Walmart I came across this fun Planter's holiday sleigh display. After checking out the Limited Edition Planter's products it dawned on me that the Planter's Winter Spiced Mix would make a great addition to my broccoli & apple salad! The Planter's Winter Spiced Mix adds honey roasted peanuts, almonds, honey roasted sesame sticks, cashews, and pecans to the salad instead of just plain nuts. 

Broccoli & Apple Salad with Seasoned Nuts

Mmmm! This broccoli apple with seasoned nuts is SO GOOD! It's all sweet and salty and crunchy goodness!

  • 1 medium apple cut into small pieces
  • 2 small heads of broccoli chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup shredded or matchstick carrots
  • 1/4 red onion chopped into itty bitty pieces
  • 1 cup Planter's Winter Spiced Mix - divided 
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • pepper to taste (I usually give it 3 shakes)

Mmmm! This broccoli apple with seasoned nuts is SO GOOD! It's all sweet and salty and crunchy goodness!

Step #1 Combine broccoli, onion, apple, carrots, and 1/2 cup Planter's Winter Spiced Mix into bowl. 

Step #2 Mix together mayo, Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper in a separate bowl. 

Step #3 Add the mayo and Greek Yogurt mixture to the broccoli and apple mixture and stir together until well coated. 

Step #4 Sprinkle the remaining Planter's Winter Spiced Mix on top.

Mmmm! This broccoli apple with seasoned nuts is SO GOOD! It's all sweet and salty and crunchy goodness!

The Planter's Winter Spiced Mix gives this salad extra crunchiness and a little bit of extra sweetness. This addition has made it my favorite variation of a broccoli & apple salad yet! This may not be your typical side dish for the holidays, but the added spiced nuts do make it a little more fitting. Plus, everyone seems to try and not indulge over the holidays and with this salad, you don't have to feel guilty! 

Mmmm! This broccoli apple with seasoned nuts is SO GOOD! It's all sweet and salty and crunchy goodness!

 

 

 
1.0   heather @ divas run for bling
11/29/2014 2:29:38 PM
Thanks for sharing! I have pinned this to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board :)
2.0   Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner?
11/29/2014 5:27:36 PM
I love Planter's Nuts! This salad looks amazing and I bet the flavours are out of this world. You are being featured, next week, at Simple Supper Tuesday. I hope you can join us again, starting Monday night at 8pm EST.
3.0   Karly
11/30/2014 8:20:50 AM
What a great twist on one of my favorite salads! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
4.0   Jane Hults
11/30/2014 4:00:55 PM
The recipe sounds delicious. Sure wish you had a print button on the site.
5.0   Le chateau des fleurs
11/30/2014 6:11:06 PM
Very yummy! Thanks so much for linking!
6.0   Create With Joy
11/30/2014 6:21:00 PM
Dear Rose, This is one of my favorite salads and your version looks amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us at Create With Joy - I'm happy to share that you're one of our Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday Week 152! :-)
7.0   Kathryn Doherty
12/13/2015 9:23:18 PM
I love this version of this salad! It sounds like such a delicious combination of flavors and textures. And I'm completely with you that we don't need to just eat cold salads in the summer - this is definitely a great holiday dish to take to a party or make ahead to make the meal a little less stressful. Yum!
8.0   Jenette
1/14/2016 8:05:01 AM
Oh this looks so good! I love a good broccoli salad but adding the nuts takes it to a whole new level! Putting this on the menu for next week! Thanks for sharing!
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