Broccoli Salad w/ Feta & Golden Raisins
This salad may really be more well suited for your summer bbq, but to heck with it – its winter and we could all use something bright and crunchy.
The thing I love about broccoli salad in general is the slightly sweet kick the sauce has. But more often that not they can end up way too mayo-y. I think this recipe has just the perfect amount of sweet, tangy sauce without being overly sauced up – but the key here is adding the sauce till it suits your taste. If you like it all sauced up, make a little more!
One of the most important parts to any broccoli salad though is having the right blend of add in’s – in my opinion that means something sweet, something salty, something crunchy and something tart. So you could always sub raisins for cranberries or pomegranate seeds, cashews for bacon, sunflower seeds or almonds – get creative!
BROCCOLI SALAD W/ FETA & GOLDEN RAISINS
Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8-10 as side
6 cups chopped broccoli (about 2 medium heads)
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup roughly chopped cashews
1/3 cup mayo
1/3 cup sour cream
1 Tbs sugar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
In a large bowl combine broccoli, feta, raisins, onion and cashews. In a small bowl combine mayo, sour cream, sugar & vinegar. Pour half of mayo mixture over broccoli and stir to coat. Taste, and add additional mayo mixture to suit your personal taste. Let sit for at least 30 minutes before eating. Will last up to 3 days in the fridge.