Thursday, May 25, 2017

Curried Broccoli Salad

There are plenty of raw broccoli salad recipes out there, but I like this one best. It's got curry powder and a sweet/tangy thing going on that I can't resist. A lighter version can be made by substituting olive oil for the mayonnaise and increasing the apple cider vinegar. It's even further variable because it can be loaded up with other options such as dried fruit, nuts, and raisins. Once I even threw a 1/2 cup of trail mix in and everyone loved it! This winter when we were RVing it down in Florida, it was my standard pitch-in offering. And, embarrassing but true, once I had such a bad craving for it, I actually made it in the motor home while Roy was driving 70 plus mph! 


3 broccoli crowns, cut into bite sized florets
1/4 cup finely diced red onion

Any or all of below:

1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried raisins
1/4 cup dried golden raisins
1/4 cup walnut pieces
1/4 cup pecan pieces
!/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup pepitas 
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup each of dried apple pieces 

Combine together in large bowl.

For the Dressing:

1 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

*Lighter dressing: sub 1/2 cup olive oil & 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar for top 2 ingredients

Mix together until smooth.

Pour dressing over broccoli mixture to coat.

Place in a serving bowl and enjoy.

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