We’re rolling right into Thanksgiving with one more salad for your table.
Broccoli & Pea Salad would make a welcome, super green, crunchy addition to any menu.
Not just for Thanksgiving, this is a staple of pot lucks, picnics, and BBQs.
Two of the great things about Broccoli & Pea salad – the ingredients are available all year round and it is extremely customizable to suit any taste.
Don’t like red onion? Leave it out? Want to add raisins or dried cranberries? Go for it.
In Minnesota, they add bacon to this and for a reason I’ve never known, call it “Symphony Salad”.
(Wonder if the NY Times thought of that for the state salad of MN? Chances are you’ve heard of the Grape Salad Debacle. If you’ve missed it use the google and for once, read the comments. Minnesotans are nothing if not polite but also very direct.)
Here’s what you need:
Broccoli, Frozen Peas, Red Onion, Sunflower Seeds, Mayonnaise, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sugar, Salt & Pepper (not shown).
This recipe comes from my neighbor Jody who brought it to dinner at our house. The thing that I loved about it was that it was still crisp and crunchy and not drowning in gloppy dressing.
The secret, according to Jody, is put the dressing on at the last minute. Works like a charm!
The dressing tastes best if you mix it in advance and let it rest in the fridge for at least an hour.
In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of mayonnaise (light mayo is fine), ¼ cup sugar, and 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
I added a pinch of salt & some ground black pepper. Not in the original recipe but I put them in without really thinking about it and it tasted great.
Mix it all together and let it hang out for at least 1 hour.