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This very delicious and very easy-to-make Broccoli Salad recipe and photo were shared with me by Karen Calanchini, Food
Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA. This Broccoli Salad makes a pretty presentation and tastes so refreshing!
Excellent with Karen's
Grilled Cedar Plank Wild Salmon and
Trombocino Squash with Tomatoes.
This delightful salad recipe and dinner menu were generously shared with my by Linda Sandberg of
Newberg, OR. Linda belongs to a Gourmet Dinner Group that delights in making
wonderful foods that they share together. Check out
Prime Rib (Standing Rib Roast) Christmas Dinner which includes this recipe.
Salad and Salad Dressing Recipes.
Broccoli Salad with Cashews Recipe
Salad and Salad Dressing,
Yields: serves many
Prep time: 40 min
1/2 cup Craisins or golden raisins
1/2 cup fruit juice (such as orange or apple juice)
Salad Dressing (see recipe below)
Water (for cooking broccoli)
3 strips bacon, cooked until crisp
1/2 cup lightly-salted whole cashews
1 pound fresh broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces*
1/4 cup very finely-diced red
* Try to find fresh broccoli at your local Farmer's Market. Choose broccoli with small florets.
In a small bowl, add Craisins or raisins and the fruit juice; let soak together for 30 minutes. After soaking, drain, and set aside.
Prepare Salad Dressing and set aside if immediately making the Broccoli Salad.
In a large pan over medium-high heat, add enough water to cook the broccoli. Heat water to boiling, toss in broccoli
pieces and blanch for approximately 2 minutes or until broccoli turns a
brilliant dark green. Immediately remove from the boiling water and plunge into
ice water. As soon as the broccoli cools, remove from and water, and drain well.
In a large serving bowl, place the drained Craisins or raisins, cooked bacon, cashews, red onion, cooked broccoli, and
prepared Salad Dressing; gently mix. Taste and adjust salt and pepper, if desired.
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) sour cream
1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) pure maple syrup
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
In a small bowl, add mayonnaise, sour cream,
maple syrup, salt, pepper, and vinegar; whisk until smooth. Cover and set aside
while you make the Broccoli Salad.
The Salad Dressing my be made in advance; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Makes approximately 1/2 cup.