Recipe: Broccoli Slaw with Red Onion and Cranberries

Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw with optional almonds and bacon (you really don’t need them unless you happen to have some around)

It’s pretty hardcore to bring a sweet slaw with onions to a neighborhood potluck, but this broccoli slaw works beautifully. (And it’s great with ham which is why I’m publishing the recipe this week.) When the perpetrator would not identify him/herself I had to invent my own. Serves 8.

Ingredients:
1/2 c mayonnaise
1 T honey
1 T cider vinegar
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
12-16 oz shredded broccoli* or 1 package “broccoli slaw”
1/3 c dried cranberries
1/2 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped (about 1/4 c)
1 strip bacon, cooked till crisp and crumbled (optional)
1/4 c slivered almonds, toasted (optional)

Method: Combine the first 5 ingredients in a serving bowl and mix well. Add broccoli and cranberries and onion and optional nuts and bacon and mix well. (Be sure the honey is well dissolved and combined.) Better if it sits an hour or so before serving; if longer, refrigerate.

*Actually I used kolhrabi for most of the bulk in my prep. It’s very easy to shred with a mandoline and has a broccoli-ish taste.

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