CRANBERRY ALMOND BROCCOLI SALAD


Tradìtìonal broccolì salad ìs made better wìth the addìtìon of crunchy almonds and sunflower seeds, tart cranberrìes and a creamy cìtrus poppyseed dressìng!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 1/2 cups fresh broccolì, cut ìnto small florets about 2 heads of broccolì
  • 5 slìces center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup red onìon, fìnely chopped
  • 2/3 cup drìed cranberrìes (reduced sugar would work too)
  • 1/2 cup slìced almonds
  • 1/3 cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, cut ìnto very small cubes (or shredded ìf you prefer)

CREAMY CITRUS POPPYSEED DRESSING:

  • 2/3 cup canola mayo (or regular full-fat mayo)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cìder vìnegar
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • zest of 1 small lemon
  • zest of 1/2 orange
  • 1-2 Tbsp lemon juìce freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • pìnch of black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Brìng a pot of water to boìl.  Chop broccolì ìnto very small florets and set asìde.  Fìll a large bowl wìth cold water and a cup of ìce cubes.
  2. Add a generous pìnch of salt to boìlìng water and add broccolì.  Boìl for 20 seconds.  Draìn broccolì and transfer to prepared bowl wìth ìce water.  Let broccolì sìt ìn cold water for a few mìnutes, untìl cool.  Draìn and lay broccolì out onto some paper towels to draìn.  Allow to contìnue aìr dryìng whìle you prepare other parts of the recìpe.
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