Hi there– Big birthday dinner around here this week. Jobay turned 3!! It was tons of fun –hot dogs for all! (Jobay’s fave), all the best kind 3 year old presents and Pin the Tail on the Donkey– I didn’t realize how good a 3 year old can be at cheating on that game!!
Along with the hot dogs, there were some salads on the table, including this fruity broccoli salad– fresh and sweet. We gobbled it down to the last blueberry…
BLUEBERRY ORANGE BROCCOLI SALAD
2 crowns of broccoli, cut into chunks (about 7 cups)
1/4 cup red onion, minced fine
2 oranges, peeled & cut into little chunks
1 cup fresh blueberries
2/3 cup walnuts, cut into chunks
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup unflavored yogurt
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tab. honey
2 tab. cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
Start with the walnuts. We’re going to candy them. Put the nuts and sugar in a small skillet and stir them over medium heat until the sugar melts to a caramel color and coats the walnuts. Spread them over a sheet of foil on a heat proof counter. Let them cool.
Then the dressing. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the yogurt, mayo, honey, vinegar and salt.
To the dressing, mix in the broccoli, onion, orange chunks and blueberries. Set the the bowl into the fridge to chill of an 30 minutes or more. When you’re ready to set it on the table, stir in the candied walnuts. Delish!