Broccoli Grape Salad with Almonds is crunchy, sweet and tangy with just the right amount of creaminess.
Grape Salad with Almonds
My friend SanDee is not only a great cook, but she always has fun parties with interesting guests.
Among other things, she makes her famous Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs.
I remember on one occasion she served a wonderful side salad that had her favorite vegetable, broccoli, with red grapes and onions.
I loved it and asked her about the recipe.
She told me she saw it on the Food Network.
It was a perfect salad – crunchy, tangy and sweet.
So when I was at the market the other day, they had beautiful red grapes they were sampling.
They were juicy and sweet and I thought about that broccoli salad.
I had to make it, especially since I knew it would be a perfect side to the Roasted Lemon Chicken I was planning.
Savory chicken with the sweet, tangy crunchiness of the salad. What could be better?
Ingredients of Broccoli Grape Salad
- Lemon Zest
- Lemon Juice
- Red Grapes
- Red Onion
- Toasted Almonds
How to Make Broccoli Grape Salad with Almonds
I keep the sauce fairly light and instead of sugar I like to add Karo syrup. I watched my aunt make pear salads with that topping.
Not only does it blend better with the mayonnaise, it just makes the dressing taste richer.
So in a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, honey, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper together.
Add the mayonnaise mixture and fold the ingredients.
I love the crunchiness of the broccoli and the bite of the red onions in this salad, but I thought why not add a little more crunch this time with some almonds?
And it was a great addition.
So thank you SanDee for your friendship and introducing me to Broccoli Grape Salad. It has become an absolute favorite.
Broccoli Grape Salad with Almonds
- 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise Light
- 2 Tsp Honey
- 2 Tsp Lemon zest
- 1/2 Lemon Juiced
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1/8 Tsp Pepper
- 4 Cups Broccoli Cut into bite size florets
- 1 1/2 Cups Red Grapes Halved
- 1/4 Cup Red onion Sliced thin
- 1/4 Cup Toasted almonds Chopped
- Stir together the mayonnaise, honey, lemon zest, lemon juice , salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Add broccoli, grapes, onions and half of the almonds and mix thoroughly to coat with the dressing.
- Chill in the refrigerator. Just before serving, sprinkle the remaining almonds over the top.