Thursday, October 15, 2009

Broccoli Slaw

This broccoli slaw is a new favourite of mine, with sunflower seeds, cranberries, onion and a buttermilk dressing. What I wrote on the recipe was "SO addictive amazing delicious. make every week. LOVE IT. crunchy mm". That pretty much sums it up. In the summer I ate giant bowls of it with savoury muffins for lunch and dinner. But I will definitely carry this slaw into the fall, winter and spring. You might need to adjust the amount of dressing to your broccoli. Sometimes I had just the right amount, and sometimes not quite enough.

One of my brother's coworker apparently only reads my blog for photos of Abby (hi coworker!) which is awesome. (Who doesn't love when other people think ther kids/pets are cute?) And she had the excellent suggestion that I make an Abby tag for all posts with photos of her, so I did.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Mediterranean Pepper Salad
French Barley Salad
Portobello Salad with Mustard Dressing

Broccoli Slaw
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Makes about six cups of slaw

2 heads of broccoli (including stems) or 3 broccoli crowns
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 small red onion, finely chopped

Buttermilk Dressing
1/2 cup buttermilk, well-shaken
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar

Trim broccoli and cut it into large chunks. From here, you can either feed it through your food processor’s slicing blade, use a mandoline to cut it into thin slices, or simply had chop it into smaller pieces. (Ashley note: I hand chopped mine which was not as bad as I thought it would be. I just chopped it up like I was mincing an onion or something.)

Toss the sliced broccoli with the sunflower seeds, cranberries and red onion in a large bowl. Meanwhile, whisk the dressing ingredients in a smaller one, with a good pinch of salt and black pepper. Pour the dressing over the broccoli and toss it well. Season well with salt and pepper to taste.

Should keep up to a week in the fridge.


kickpleat said...

I saw this recipe on Deb's site and always wanted to make it but never did. I think now I should since all the flavours seem to go so well together! Yum.

Rose&Thorn said...

I saw the picture, before I started reading and I could not wait to read the recipe! Oh YES, this is going to be something I'll have lots of this summer. YUM YUM!

Lu said...

I love broccoli slaw. There will be days when my boss and I make a broccoli and cauliflower salad at work and eat nothing else. I am so trying yours.

Clare and Gary said...

That looks yummy...think I'll try this weekend ;-)

kimberleyblue said...

I can't really digest broccoli, so I tend to avoid it. That said, I'd be willing to give this recipe a bite or two. :)

And that's a pretty awesome cat pose.

Ricki said...

Broccoli slaw has been on my list of "to try" recipes for about a year now! Yours looks great. Glad to have another recipe when I finally get round to it!

Johanna said...

yummy salad - I want to try it so maybe when we get proper warm weather

funny picture of abby - looks like a bowl of abby salad

Deborah said...

I love a good broccoli salad and this one sounds wonderful!

Helene said...

Never made one before but I like it. Cat is so cute.

Beatrice said...

I love broccoli slaw, but I've never tried it with cranberries or sunflower seeds. I bet it would be easy to take to work for lunch.

Kevin said...

Looks good! I have been wanting to try a broccoli slaw.

Pam Walter said...

This sounds fantastic! Am going to try it ASAP.

Kim said...

Thanks for the abby tag -- she's adorable. For the record, I also read for the food. :) I found myself running out to the grocery store at 9pm the other week because the garden harvest cake looked so good and i had to make my own version immediately!
'the coworker'

Vegetation said...

I come for Abby and food! And this food is definitely worth reading about. Yum!! Broccoli is one of my favourites.

Mini Baker said...

your cat is ADORABLE!!!
-Mini Baker

jd said...

Yea, I pretty much wanna roll around in that broccoli slaw! Yummm...

PS I *heart* Abby, too :)

Rita said...

that looks great! and your cat is adorable :)

The Ordinary Vegetarian said...

Ah! My dad would always make this as a side dish to bring to bbq's when I was growing up. His version always had bacon, but everything else appears to be exactly the same. I always wanted to make a vegetarian version but I didn't have the original recipe. I have all of these ingredients on hand so I think I will whip up a batch tonight!

Sophie said...

I saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen too. I must admit I was intrigued but needed a bit more convincing about a dish with this much raw broccoli. I'm feeling much more enthused about trying it after your rave review (thanks for the reminder about the recipe and your own tweaks).

p.s such a cute cat!

retro sweets said...

Never tried this dish before but I'm a salad person this week so I'll try it. I have 5 salads in my list bu this one is definitely healthy and delicious. Moreover, its so easy to make! I'll go check smitten kitchen out and see the difference.