A Sweet Crunchy Creamy Broccoli Salad

Speaking of the brassica family (weren't we?), broccoli is another hearty green you may have run out of ways to love. Never fear. My mom makes an excellent variation of this salad that involves sliced grapes and a more homemade dressing, so I'll post that as soon as I can get her on the horn, but for the time being, this is a reduced and speedier version of her salad.

You'll need

  • 1 large head of brocolli, florets snapped or sliced off into small pieces and and with sections of the stalk sliced into disks
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped up very small
  • small handful sliced almonds (i like the ones that are chunky rather than flat)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries (ideally not artificially flavored) - for a superfood variation, try dried goji berries!

poppyseed dressing of your choosing (recipe to come, thanks to mom)

Put all dry ingredients in a bowl, broccoli at the bottom. Pour on about 2tbsp dressing to start with, and stir it all with a wooden spoon. Add dressing to combined ingredients until your desired creaminess versus chunkiness is achieved. Serve cold. Makes 4 servings give or take. Refrigerate.

photos courtesy of thepetitfour.com and vegetarian-nutrition
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