Fruit and Broccoli Buffet Salad


Another great salad for your next family fun night.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


Poppy Seed Dressing:

  • ½ cup grapeseed oil

  • cup granulated sugar

  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon poppy seeds

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard


  • ½ cup pecans

  • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned

  • 2 ½ cups bite-size broccoli florets

  • 1 red apple, chopped

  • 1 cup grapes, halved


  1. Beat grapeseed oil, sugar, cider vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, garlic, salt, poppy seeds, paprika, and mustard together in a bowl with a whisk until smooth and creamy.

  2. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Toast pecans in hot skillet, stirring frequently, until fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes.; spread onto a cutting board to cool completely before chopping.

  3. Toss orange sections, broccoli, apple, and grapes together in a bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss gently to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, 2 to 6 hours.

  4. Sprinkle chopped pecans over salad.

Cook's Note:

Toasting nuts helps bring out their flavor. The quickest method is on the stove top. Spread nuts out in an ungreased nonstick skillet and place over medium heat. Shake or stir frequently, to prevent burning, for 4 to 5 minutes or until fragrant and starting to brown. Tip onto a cold plate to stop the cooking process and let cool completely.

Try this variation: use a chopped red-skinned pear in place of the apple and toasted hazelnuts or walnuts in place of pecans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

350 Calories
26g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 71mg 356%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 358mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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