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Broccoli-Apple Slaw with Cranberries and a Creamy Citrus DressingI picked up a bag of broccoli slaw, when the store was out of regular slaw.  I’m so glad I did.  I love the stuff, but The Goddess has never met a piece of broccoli she didn’t love.  There must be a little Italian blood in her veins, rather than the rumored ice water.  Broccoli Slaw MixI’ve found broccoli slaw in both twelve and sixteen ounce packages, so need you’ll to adjust accordingly; I used the twelve ounce for this.  Broccoli-Apple Slaw with Cranberries and a Creamy Citrus DressingI found the broccoli slaw to be a bit too coarse, so next time I’ll chop it up a bit more, so we don’t look like barnyard animals chewing on their lunch!  I’m not giving you many pictures, because this is so easy.  It’s pretty much dump the veggies in a bowl, mix the dressing ingredients together in another bowl and combine the two…BOOM!  That’s it.  It really is that simple.

The orange zest is a perfect addition, so don’t omit it, please.  It’s subtle, and adds just the right amount of fruitiness…and well, oranginess!  Broccoli-Apple Slaw with Cranberries and a Creamy Citrus DressingWe had this on the side, with some nice BBQ ribs.  It reminded us of summer…it’s always good to have a peek at summer in winter…it gives one hope.  And, it’s delicious, too!

Broccoli-Apple Slaw with Cranberries and a Creamy Citrus Dressing

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 12 ounce purchased broccoli slaw (or cole slaw mix)
  • 1 large apple, unpeeled and diced (I used an Envy® apple)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole celery seeds, ground in a mortar and pestle
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Finely grated zest of 1/2 large orange
  • 1/3-1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use “light”)
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 large clove garlic, put through a press
  • 1 teaspoon ball park yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion granules

In a larger bowl, place the broccoli slaw mixture, apple, and dried cranberries.  Toss until well-combined.

In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, using the lesser amounts of sugar and vinegar given; stir until thoroughly combined.  Pour over the slaw mixture; toss and taste.  Add the additional sugar and vinegar, to your taste.

Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.  Serve chilled.

NOTE:  Feel free to add finely chopped dried apricots and/or dates, either of which is delicious.  Another delicious addition—chopped toasted nuts.

Broccoli-Apple Slaw with Cranberries and a Creamy Citrus Dressing Recipe©Marcia Lahens 2017.  All rights reserved.

The Creamy-Citrus Dressing is a versatile little minx of a sauce.  I use it as a dip for chicken fingers, crispy fish, sweet potato fries and is positively wonderful drizzled over asparagus.