Saturday, November 13, 2010

Broccoli-Mandarin Salad

This Broccoli-Mandarin Salad is one of my favorite recipes, and I always serve it during my Summerhill Weekend Sewing Retreats. It's really colorful and has an interesting variety of textures and flavors. The dressing is light, with just a hint of sweetness. Everyone seems to enjoy it - I hope you'll give it a try.

Broccoli-Mandarin Salad

4-5 c. broccoli
Small purple onion, sliced thin
½ c. raisins
½ c. pecan pieces, toasted

½ c. mayonnaise or Miracle Whip or combination of the two
1 ½ T. white vinegar
¼ c. sugar

11 oz. mandarin oranges

Combine broccoli, onion, raisins, and pecans.
Separately, combine mayo, vinegar, and sugar.
Pour dressing over vegetable mixture, and stir to combine.
Fold in mandarin oranges, and serve.

Recipe Notes:
- I usually use about 5 cups of broccoli for this amount of dressing. If you like a salad with more dressing, use only 4 cups of broccoli.
- For the dressing, I usually use 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 1/4 cup Miracle Whip.
- Dried cranberries may be substituted for the raisins.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...