Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mango-Broccoli Salad Recipe


Many of you know that I love salad. When I'm in a hurry, you'll often find me chowing down on a heap of raw spinach leaves or romaine lettuce, drizzled with one of my many homemade salad dressings, but when I have the time, I enjoy being more creative.

This salad is a tasty way to enjoy broccoli. It's easy to make and is the perfect addition to a holiday spread or as part of a weekday meal.

Mango-Broccoli Salad
Ingredients:
4 cups chopped fresh broccoli
1 or 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted and diced
3/4 cup cashews
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion (or chives, if you have some handy)
3/4 cup buttermilk ranch salad dressing
3 Tablespoons orange juice
1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish
1-11 ounce can mandarin orange sections drained (or sliced, fresh clementines)

Directions:
Combine broccoli, mango, cashews, and onion in a large bowl.

Combine ranch dressing, orange juice, and horseradish in a small bowl.

Add the dressing mixture to the broccoli mixture, and toss.

Top with orange sections, and serve.

*If the salad will be sitting for a bit before it is served, save the cashews and add them just before serving so that they stay nice and firm.

16 comments:

  1. Anonymous8/13/2017

    Is that a lot of horseradish? I don't normally use it as an ingredient, but I am familiar with it. A Tbsp. seems like it would be a lot. It's one of those things where a little can go a long way. And if you buy it, how do you use up the rest of it?

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    1. It sounds like a lot, but you hardly notice it. You can often find it in small containers at the grocery store. It goes great on roast beef.

      Ellie

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  2. Anonymous8/14/2017

    I like all those ingredients separately, but all tossed together like that? I'll have to pass; sorry.

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  3. Anonymous8/14/2017

    Ellie I noticed a longgg lag time before you post comments now on your 3 blogs.

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    1. Hmm, most of the comments on this blog are moderated almost instantly. On the other blogs, I moderate at least twice a day.

      Ellie

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  4. Anonymous8/14/2017

    1 Tbsp is not alot of horseradish

    You can use horseradish with steak. Just dip your steak in horseradish it's really good and if you have a cold it opens up your nose.

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  5. Sounds good I can't wait to try it.

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    1. Thanks Miley. Be sure to let me know how you like it. :)

      Ellie

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    2. I loved it had it for dinner tonight. My mom liked it too.

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    3. I'm glad to hear that, Miley! Blessed to have you as a reader.

      Ellie

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  6. Anonymous8/14/2017

    This sounds delicious Ellie. I make a broccoli salad as well and this is a wonderful variation on it. Really light and fresh. I will be making this. Thanks for continuing to share such tasty recipes. Eileen

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    1. Glad to hear that, Eileen! Let me know what you think of it.

      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous8/14/2017

    I have a question. Do you know where you can buy really nice medium sized rectangular mirrors? I don't want them to be to big or too expensive. Any help will be great! Thanks!!
    Madeline

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    1. Hi Madeline,

      When we got married, I bought a nice mirror with a wooden border from an antique store for $14. You might also check thrift stores.

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous8/16/2017

      I've had both straight-edge (for framing) and beveled-edge mirrored glass (mounted on Masonite backing for hanging) made to size at a glass shop. Look in the phone book or online for a local shop. If nothing else, you might get a price quote for comparison purposes. Also, this time of year, anywhere that sells dorm furnishings might have framed mirrors (Target, home organization stores, etc.).

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  8. Anonymous9/06/2017

    sounds good! Thanks for sharing the recipe😊

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