Broccoli with Raisins and Cashews
This recipe comes from Simply Organic by Jesse Ziff Cool. It is an easy salad, and a different way to serve broccoli.
1 large bunch broccoli
⅓ cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
½ medium onion, very thinly sliced
½ cup cashews
¼ cup raisins
Freshly ground black pepper
Cut the broccoli top into florets. Peel away the fibrous skin from the thick stems, and thinly slice. Place a large bowl of ice water on the counter near the stove. Place a large pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli and blanch for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until bright green and tender crisp. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and red onion.
When the broccoli feels tender when tested with the tip of a knife, drain and plunge into the ice water. Drain again and transfer to the bowl with the dressing. Add the cashews and raisins. Mix well and season with salt and pepper.