Broccoli Almond Cranberry Salad

There is an old song titled The Lazy Days of Summer and it is the type of song that can get stuck in your head, which is annoying if you only know one line of it!  I don't know where that song writer lived but I am pretty sure it was not on a farm on the Canadian Prairies.  Here the months of June, July and August go by in a blur of activity.  Between farm work, gardening and mowing grass there is also usually swimming lessons, family picnics, camp-outs with cousins and an occasional trip to the beach.  There is no time to be lazy around here!
 
Even when life is crazy busy it's important to have healthy meals and even more important is to have something that can be ready fast!  At my house salad is usually part of a quick healthy meal.  I love the flavour combination of the broccoli, almonds and cranberries in this salad and the dressing is nice and light.  Because of the cranberries we like it with roast or barbecued chicken.
 

Broccoli Almond Cranberry Salad 

  • 4 - 6 leaves lettuce
  • 3 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds (plus more for topping)
  • 1/3 cup dried, sweetened, cranberries (plus more for topping)
Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Honey
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
  • Dash pepper
Mix dressing ingredients, set aside.  Tear leaf lettuce into bite sized pieces.  In a large salad bowl combine all other ingredients and toss with dressing.  Top with extra slivered almonds and cranberries. Bierce immediately.


Broccoli Almond Cranberry Salad was shared on Allergy Free Thursdays

 

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