Monday, August 15, 2016

Chop It Up


This is a fun and different way to make broccoli salad. Save yourself some time and use a food processor rather than chopping the broccoli by hand.

Light & Easy Broccoli Salad


1/3 cup currants
2 pounds broccoli (about 1 large head)
1/4 pound red onion (1/2 small onion), finely chopped
3/4 cup almonds, slivered or roughly chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper


Heat 1/2 cup water to boiling and pour over the currants in a small bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes, then drain off the water.

Shred the broccoli in a food processor using the grater disk (the attachment with the holes, not the blade). In a large bowl, combine the shredded broccoli, currants, red onion, and almonds.

Whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, salt, and a generous quantity of fresh pepper. Pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture and stir to combine. Taste and add more salt or pepper, if needed. Allow to sit for 30 minutes (or an hour in the fridge) so the flavors can meld.

Recipe notes: You can substitute about 6 cups of pre-shredded broccoli slaw mix. You can also substitute dried cranberries for the currants.

Source: The Kitchn. You can find it here.

Notes: This was really good. It had a great flavor. Sweet with a little kick to it.

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