Friday, May 14, 2010

Broccoli Orange Salad

This recipe comes from my cousin, Martha Humphrey. It is a different twist on the regular broccoli salad and we really liked it. I used shredded swiss since that is what I had in the house.

Broccoli Orange Salad

1 egg
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp. prepared mustard
½ tsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. sour cream
1 ½ Tbsp. butter

Combine the egg, sugar, mustard and cornstarch. Whisk until smooth. Add the vinegar and water and cook until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the mayo, sour cream and butter. Set aside to cool.

Combine for the salad:

4 cups broccoli flowerets
1 cup salted cashews
1 cup cubed Swiss cheese
1 can drained mandarin oranges
½ cup chopped Craisins/ dried cranberries (can use raisins)
6 strips bacon, cooked crisply and crumbled
½ cup chopped red onion.

Place in a large bowl and toss. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss to coat.


  1. This looks like a great option for a summer potluck!

  2. I just made this to have with dinner tomorrow. I won't have any time to cook then and thought it would be yummy if it chilled for a while! Oh so good! I left out the bacon and subbed almonds for the cashews and I love it! I'm sure my husband will too.