Broccoli Salad

Broccoli SaladRaw broccoli isn’t high on my list of favorites. To be totally honest, it’s not on my list of favorites, it’s in the okay section. It’s just so…fibrous. It takes forever to chew and takes over the taste of everything else. So for this salad I do one of the following:  defrost a bag of frozen broccoli and chop it, steam chopped fresh broccoli, or shred the broccoli. Shredded broccoli is my favorite but it takes the most work and clean up (drag out the mandolin, try not to maim myself using it, then clean the mandolin trying to get all the little bits of broccoli off of it). The picture is of defrosted and chopped broccoli.

This salad is supper yummy and filling. It has tons of crunch and the cranberries give it just the right amount of sweet. Poppy seed dressing (at least Annie’s brand) is pretty sweet as well. This is the only salad I use it with so far. The broccoli can take all that sweetness in stride and still be tasty broccoli.

Broccoli Salad

1 pound broccoli, chopped or shredded
2 oz. dried cranberries (about 1/3 cup)
½ cup cashews
4 oz. poppy seed dressing

Combine all ingredients in a salad bowl and toss. Enjoy!

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3 responses

  1. Inspiring. i am not found of raw broccoli so am thinking steaming it, mixing in some sort of grain and serving as a main course might work for me. Thank you for the idea.

    1. I think the touch of sweet in the dressing also helps. Glad I could help ya!

  2. Where is the poppy seed dressing??? I would steam it just a little. Broccoli is my favourite vegetable and I love cashew nuts so this must taste really good. I see that you have included a link to the poppy seed dressing. I must try this one. Thanks for stopping by and for making me laugh,,,,,

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