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Broccoli Carrot Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/2 cup walnut pieces

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1 1/2 pounds broccoli crowns (about 2 small crowns) 

1 cup julienned or coarsely grated carrots 

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 

1 teaspoon honey 

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 

1/4 cup olive oil 


  1. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the walnut pieces and cook, stirring occasionally, until evenly toasted, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove to a small bowl.
  2. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil.
  3. Cut the broccoli florets into bite-sized pieces and thinly slice the stems. Have a bowl of ice water ready. Cook the broccoli in the boiling water until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add the carrots and cook 30 seconds more. Drain the broccoli and carrots and submerge in the ice water to stop the cooking. Drain well and pat dry.
  4. Whisk together the vinegar, honey and Dijon in a medium bowl with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Gradually add the olive oil while whisking constantly. Add the broccoli, carrots and walnuts and toss to coat.