Many of you know that I love salad. When I’m in a hurry, you’ll often find me chowing down on a heap of raw spinach leaves or romaine lettuce, drizzled with one of my many homemade salad dressings, but when I have the time, I enjoy being more creative.
This salad is a tasty way to enjoy broccoli. It’s easy to make and is the perfect addition to a holiday spread or as part of a weekday meal.
4 cups chopped fresh broccoli
1 or 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted and diced
3/4 cup cashews
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion (or chives, if you have some handy)
3/4 cup buttermilk ranch salad dressing
3 Tablespoons orange juice
1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish
1-11 ounce can mandarin orange sections drained (or sliced, fresh clementines)
Combine broccoli, mango, cashews, and onion in a large bowl.
Combine ranch dressing, orange juice, and horseradish in a small bowl.
Add the dressing mixture to the broccoli mixture, and toss.
with orange sections, and serve.
*If the salad will be sitting for a bit
before it is served, save the cashews and add them just before serving
so that they stay nice and firm.