Broccoli Salad Recipe with Blueberries, Red Onion, Dried Cranberries and Honey-Toasted Walnuts is a beautiful side dish for any of your gatherings.
You know those dreams you had when you were a kid about showing up to grade school in your underwear?
And no matter how hard you tried to pull your shirt down to cover your forgetfulness, the damage had already been done…because you already showed up…in your underwear?
This is kind of like that.
Only it’s not you, it’s me. And this is not a dream, it’s real. But everyone’s fully clothed, and the underwear’s the broccoli salad recipe. What?
Let’s put the car in R and back up.
Now that I have your attention…
This is not your momma’s broccoli salad recipe. I don’t even know what that means, I just wanted to say it.
Fact is, everyone who has been to a family reunion, picnic, or has spent time with large groups of people (read: everyone) has had broccoli salad. But this one is a little different.
Seconds: honey-toasted walnuts.
Could this get any better?
Oh yes, dried cranberries.
Unless you’re planning on letting your hair down and turning the walnuts into Rosemary Candied Walnuts, the answer is no.
But you should still make Rosemary Candied Walnuts at some point in your life.
Third and lastly: Remember the discussion we had on Monday about mayonnaise?
The down-with-mayo convo? Same applies here. I used plain yogurt instead of mayo, and added fresh lemon juice and zest to dress this chockablock-full-o-goodies salad.
Am I still talking about broccoli salad?
- Replace the fresh blueberries with dried blueberries and omit the dried cranberries.
- Use raisins instead of dried cranberries.
- Swap the walnuts for pecans or almonds.
- Play with the portions of mayonnaise and Greek yogurt depending on your preference.
- Use pure maple syrup instead of honey.
- Add 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Just add cooked bacon!
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Here’s the recipe:
For the Honey-Toasted Walnuts:
To Prepare the Honey Toasted Walnuts:
To Prepare the Broccoli Salad:
Serving Size 1 of 6
Amount Per Serving Calories 134Total Fat 3gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 26gFiber 2gSugar 18gProtein 3g
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