Monday, March 26, 2012

Creamy Broccoli Salad with Cranberries and Pecans

Creamy Broccoli Salad

This salad was inspired by a co-worker who brought it to work a few weeks ago.  I love the crunchy raw broccoli with the bite of red onion, crunchy pecans, and sweet dried cranberries.  I didn't use a lot of measurements in this salad because I think it pretty much is a no brainer-just throw the broccoli in a salad bowl, add a little onion, then a handful or two of each of the nuts and cranberries.

2 crowns of broccoli, cut into bite sized florets
1/2 red onion, minced
handful of dried cranberries
handful of pecans, chopped

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
lemon, zested

Mix the dressing ingredients together in a bowl.  Zest the lemon into it, then cut in half and squeeze the juice from one of the halves into the bowl.  Stir well.

In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients and toss with the dressing.  I never add it all right away, but rather add some, mix, and then see if I need more.

Makes about 4 servings
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