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?

8 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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


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  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 :)
    Ava

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

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  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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