Blueberry Mandarin Broccoli Salad

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of fresh Smith's Farm chopped broccoli (chop into small bite-sized pieces)
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup sliced or slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup mandarin orange slices (can use fresh or canned packed in water)

FOR THE BLUEBERRY BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE:

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the broccoli salad, except for the mandarin oranges in a large bowl.
  2. Blend ingredients for dressing in a blender, magic bullet or food processor until smooth.
  3. Pour the desired amount of dressing over salad and toss until evenly distributed. Add the mandarin oranges and give the salad a quick toss to avoid them getting too broken up or mushy. Serve the salad cold or at room temperature.

Notes:

** Recipe for Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette makes a whole bottle of salad dressing. Use about a quarter of the prepared dressing for the broccoli salad recipe.

 

Thank you to Haute & Healthy Living for this delicious recipe!