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Broccoli Raisin Salad with Walnuts

Need a simple side dish for summer entertaining? I’ve got you covered with this classic Broccoli Raisin Salad with Walnuts. This recipe was created in partnership with Fisher Nuts.

Need a side dish for summer entertaining? I've got you covered with this simple Broccoli and Raisin Salad with Walnuts. #ThinkFisher #broccoli #salad #carrots #salad #walnuts #picnic

Whenever we get together at my parent’s house with my family for a barbecue during the summer, you can usually count on my mom making this broccoli raisin salad. It’s one of our favorites. My mom’s friend Trish first brought it over years ago and since then my mom has made it several times for our family.

What I love about this dish is it’s simplicity. It’s filled with just a handful of wholesome ingredients and can be made ahead, which makes it great for summer picnics, barbecues or pool days. It’s the perfect combination of flavors from sweet carrots and raisins (have you tried the Jumbo Raisin Medley from Trader Joe’s? Game changer.) to crunchy walnuts – and of course, plenty of broccoli.

Need a side dish for summer entertaining? I've got you covered with this simple Broccoli and Raisin Salad with Walnuts. #ThinkFisher #broccoli #salad #carrots #salad #walnuts #picnic

Need a side dish for summer entertaining? I've got you covered with this simple Broccoli and Raisin Salad with Walnuts. #ThinkFisher #broccoli #salad #carrots #salad #walnuts #picnic

Anytime I recreate a recipe that calls for mayo, I like to cut the amount of mayo in half and add plain Greek yogurt. I have been doing this for as long as I can remember eating Greek yogurt and I love knowing that I’ve added a little extra goodness with the yogurt. It doesn’t necessarily lighten it up but Greek yogurt always trumps mayo in my opinion so it is a better option as far as I’m concerned. You can always use the full amount of mayo in place of the Greek yogurt if that’s your preference.

The original recipe for this broccoli salad includes chickpeas, but I chose to leave them out this time. Feel free to add them in – the chickpeas make it a heartier vegetarian dish with a nice boost of protein.

Need a side dish for summer entertaining? I've got you covered with this simple Broccoli and Raisin Salad with Walnuts. #ThinkFisher #broccoli #salad #carrots #salad #walnuts #picnic

This is my 5th year working with Fisher Nuts and I am always including their nuts in my recipes. I love the fresh flavor of Fisher Nuts and their resealable bags are super convenient for storage – I keep mine in my fridge and add them to salads and yogurt daily. I typically see them in the baking aisle in my local grocery store, but if you are having trouble finding them they are now available for purchase on Amazon.

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Broccoli Raisin Salad with Walnuts

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins (golden and regular)
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (optional)

For the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Directions:

  1. Combine broccoli, walnuts, raisins and carrots in a bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, mix mayo, Greek yogurt, honey and apple cider vinegar until smooth. Pour over broccoli salad and mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Zesty Corn Salsa

Lemony Green Bean Pasta Salad with Walnuts

Cheesy Corn Stuffed Jalapenos

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4 Responses to “Broccoli Raisin Salad with Walnuts”

  1. Beth posted June 21, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    I love this type of salad. Sometimes I just buy bags of broccoli slaw to make it even easier!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted June 27, 2018 at 6:38 am

      yes! I love broccoli slaw, great idea!!

  2. Sheeba posted August 2, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Simple and delicious-looking salad!

  3. patrica.miller90@gmail.com posted August 6, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    This looks like such a satisfying salad, thank you for sharing this lovely dish!

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