Broccoli Salad

Sometimes it’s hard not to get carried away at Costco. You can find some very irresistible deals there, as long as you’re okay with very large quantities. Tony found a big bag of broccoli florets for almost nothing, so we bought it. It wasn’t until I got home that I thought, what the heck am I going to do with this gigantic bag of broccoli?? First, I made a large batch of Classy Chicken, and it was amazing as usual. Then I decided to try making a salad with it. I can’t say I’ve ever made a broccoli salad before, but I really enjoyed it so I’m sure we’ll be making it again. Anything made with broccoli is a sound choice in our home, because we all love the stuff. It’s the one vegetable I can count on my boys to eat. The only thing they didn’t like about this salad was the radish. I thought it would be fun to try radish because it’s something we rarely eat, but I guess that’s because no one in my family really likes it. I thought it gave the salad a nice bite, but I’m not overly crazy about it either so I won’t mind leaving it out next time. I’m just happy to have found a new way to prepare broccoli so my family won’t get bored of it. If that ever happens, it’ll be a sad day for broccoli.

Broccoli Salad
4 cups fresh broccoli florets
3 tbsp raisins
2 tbsp pecans, chopped
1 celery stalk, sliced
1/4 cup apple, diced
1/4 cup sliced radish
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 tbsp orange juice
2 tbsp light mayonnaise
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp onion powder

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and put the broccoli in for 1 minute to blanch it. Dump broccoli into a colander and rinse with cold water. Dry the broccoli as much as possible with paper towel, clean dish-cloth, or salad spinner. Add to a large bowl with raisins, pecans, celery, apple and radish. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, orange juice, mayonnaise, honey, vinegar, salt and onion powder. Pour onto broccoli mixture and toss to coat.

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