Thursday, March 22, 2012
Paleo Broccoli Salad
I have been craving broccoli lately and making a broccoli salad has been on my mind for weeks! I love when long lingering ideas turn into something tangible and tasty! I will definitely be making this again, and I will definitely ignore my family's anti-raisin gibberish... oh yes, I think this salad would benefit greatly with that added ingredient! Hope you enjoy! :-)
About 2 broccoli crowns, cut in bite-size pieces
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
2 stalks celery, chopped
3/4 C slivered almonds (or walnuts)
3 strips bacon
3/4 C raisins (optional)... I thought is sounded good, my family voted me down!
1 C Paleo Mayonnaise (click here for recipe)
2 T apple cider vinegar
1/4 C coconut crystals (coconut palm sugar)
Cook bacon and let cool, chop or crumble into small pieces. Combine broccoli, celery, onion and almonds. Toss well. In a separate dish, mix Paleo mayonnaise, coconut crystals and apple cider vinegar together until smooth. Stir the dressing mixture into the salad. Refrigerate and serve chilled! I could see this as a great Summer take-along side salad! Enjoy!
*Paleo Mayonnaise: I used the recipe from Everyday Paleo's website for this mayonnaise. It turned out great! I don't usually use mayonnaise much, but I can see how this could come in handy from time-to-time! I made a little extra to store in my refrigerator for future recipe ideas!