Broccoli Crunch Salad

I never knew I could eat or even enjoy raw broccoli. But this salad changes all that.

I ate a salad like this from Whole Foods, then found a similar recipe in this gluten free cookbook.

This is really simple to make, and I'm sure it tastes even better after sitting and soaking in the fridge for a few hours. Perhaps a potluck recipe- just double or triple.

Dressing for Raw Veggies
Mix together in a large bowl:
1/3 C mayonnaise (yes, believe me mayo is good in this)
1-2 TB milk or rice milk, to thin out the dressing
1 TB brown sugar
1 TB cider or red wine vinegar
red pepper flakes

Now this will taste a little too sweet if you lick the dressing mixing spoon. No worries though, it is perfect when you add the veggies.

Broccoli Crunch Salad
Toast or candy some nuts, I used 1/4 C cashews in this case.

Toss the toasted/candied nuts in a large bowl with:
2 heads of broccoli, cut into florets (or 1 head broccoli and 1 small head cauliflower)
1 small onion (red or yellow)

Add some optional Salad items:
slices of red pepper
fried bacon, crumbled

Drizzle the dressing over and stir until the sauce is soaking into the broccoli. Viola!

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