Friday, May 13, 2011

simple broccoli salad

yesterday, i made a broccoli salad inspired by a recipe my mom used to make each spring.  this fresh salad has a sweet/tangy dressing and is the perfect side dish for a brunch or bbq.

2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups shredded carrots/cabbage/broccoli
1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp mayonnaise
salt & pepper

1. mix the broccoli, shredded veggies, pecans and raisins in a medium bowl.

2. in a separate small bowl, combine syrup, vinegar and mayo.  whisk.

3. drizzle dressing over veggie mixture and toss.

4. season with salt and pepper.
recipe makes 4 side-dish size servings.

this salad is best if made a bit ahead of time.  cover and place in fridge for 2 hours - overnight to let the flavor marinate.  yum!  the crunchy, tangy, sweet goodness is just fantastic.

on a different note...

i'm looking forward to my friend, cate's, wedding shower this weekend.  keep your fingers-crossed that it won't rain on sunday!  we already experienced torrential downpours the weekend of her bachelorette party... 

what are you up to this weekend?


  1. TJ's does a mean broccoli slaw mix - but this looks so good! Especially because there is no TJ's in France :) Thanks Cailen!

  2. Broccoli is not my favorite vegetable, so this is a nice way to spice it up. Can't wait to see you this weekend.

  3. This looks so yummy, I'm gonna try to make it. Mmmh!

    Rocio R.

  4. I've recently been getting into broccoli more and more. This looks absolutely delicious! I'm going to have to make a way to attempt it on my own. I hope it turns out as good as you say it is :)

  5. That looks great because I actually quite like broccoli!

  6. Lovely - I'm trying it, looks and sounds tasty and easy enough even for me (I'm a lazy cook!)

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