Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Broccoli in Creamy Lemon Dressing

I always thought I can only eat cooked broccoli and I was always baffled by how some people can eat it raw, until I tried Souplantation's broccoli salad.  Ever since then, I have always come back for this salad.

But why pay for buffet when all I want is this?  So here's my own version of their salad.  The difference is that Souplantaion's salad is very sweet for me, so I adjusted the sugar to my preference.  Also, feel free to substitute...Souplantation used sunflower seeds, but I used walnuts.  If you don't have cranberries, I imagine it would taste good with raisins too.  -GG-

Serves 1

1 medium head of broccoli
1 tablespoon chopped red onions
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1/4 cup whipping cream
3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
about 1 teaspoon sugar or to taste
a dash or two of ground black or white pepper


1.  Wash the broccoli thoroughly.  Cut up into small florets.

2. Combine whipping cream, lemon juice sugar and pepper.  The whipping cream will thicken to a salad dressing consistency when the lemon juice is added.

3.  Toss the broccoli, red onions, nuts, cranberries and dressing together.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

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