Brens’ Apricot, Walnuts and Broccoli Salad Recipe

Every day is a holiday when you bring homegrown veggies to the kitchen for your family and friend: Apricot, Walnuts and Broccoli Salad Recipe

Apricot, Walnut and Broccoli Salad Recipe

Something about the flavor of sweet fresh fruit, bold broccoli right from the garden and hearty walnuts.  Below is my broccoli salad I like to whip up almost anytime of the year just as long as there is fresh broccoli on hand. I hope you will take advantage of the print option featured in this post.

Broccoli Salad


Apricot, Walnuts and Broccoli Salad Recipe

Apricot, Walnuts and Broccoli Salad Recipe


  • 1/2 cup cut dried apricots
  • 1 1/2 lbs broccoli, florets cut into 1-inch pieces, stalks peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped coarse
  • 1 large shallot, minced


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to boil on the stove top.
  2. Fill a  large bowl with ice water.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup of boiling water and cut dried apricots  in small bowl, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes; drain.
  4. Add broccoli stalks to a pot of boiling water and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add florets and cook until slightly tender, about 1 minute.
  6. Drain broccoli, then transfers to a bowl of ice water. Drain again, transfer to a salad spinner, and spin dry.
  7. Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon pepper together in large bowl.
  8. Add broccoli, apricots, walnuts, and shallot and toss to combine.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
  10. Salad can be refrigerated for up to 6 hours.
  11. Makes about 6 servings

Always use fresh broccoli for this tasty salad. I recommend the Artwork variety that you can easily grow in your home garden. During a road trip to Veggie Trials, I got to connect with the grower to find out where the name came from.  I also got to taste this amazing harvest right out of the field.

Where Artwork Broccoli Got its Name

Did you know that most of the seeds we grow in our home garden have meaning behind its name? There is always a story that goes with its amazing variety. It was awesome to see the Artwork broccoli growing in the home garden field for the first time at Veggie Trials.  The video below I share what it looked like and the grower sharing his story.

From #VeggieTrials2015 in California / watch my videos on YouTube at Bren Haas Channel

Let’s Connect

I hope you enjoyed my share today…. let’s connect!  I’d love to hear what you do with your broccoli.  This is a veggie I enjoy growing and usually have an abundance of to use in recipes or just steam and eat on its own.

Bren Haas

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