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Old 08-31-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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I'm making broccoli slaw, any ideas?

I saw it on a cooking show and it looked good, with carrots, brocoli, and some may mixed with Dijon mustasrd. Her addition of the sunflower seeds don't interest me.

Anyone have any other add-in s?

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how bout some pineapple chunks?babe
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:25 PM   #3
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i don't like camned pineapple - but the slaw is bitter, it needs "something" or no one is gonna eat it. ...... anyone else ?
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I have a recipe that adds raisins, red onion, and crumbled bacon. It is dressed with some sweetened mayo.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:48 PM   #5
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how sweetened is the mayo? maybe that would work for us
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:58 PM   #6
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Possible additions:

almonds
peanuts
dried cranberries (other dried fruit)
apples
raisins
green onions
crushed ramen noodles


If you do a mayo type dressing a bit of sugar/sugar substitute will sweeten it and soften the bitterness of the slaw. If you do a mayo type dressing I would imagine grapes cut in half would be good.

There are also Asian style dressings for broccoli salad - this is a basic recipe.

If there are things in there you don't like i.e., sunflower seeds, just don't add them. It is a good recipe otherwise.

Here are lots of recipes where you can pull the ingredients out that you like and then determine if you want a mayo or oil/sweet/Asian type dressing.
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how sweetened is the mayo? maybe that would work for us
When I make my regular slaw I use about 1 cup of mayo, 1 TBS of sugar and 1 TBS of apple cider vinegar. Adjust from there. I think the Asian recipe also uses sugar - it really is good!
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i don't like camned pineapple - but the slaw is bitter, it needs "something" or no one is gonna eat it. ...... anyone else ?

how bout some fresh pineapple? lol

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Old 09-01-2008, 04:56 AM   #9
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If it's salad ideas that you want I just add the broccoli mix to a regular salad and let family and guests choose a dressing......I think that fresh sweet tangerine slices would go nicely as well and or dried cranberries along with a good balsamic vinegar and oil if you so desire...I don't care for walnuts in my salads but I set those out in a separate bowl and most people add those as well........

Not to be off topic but as an aside I love to add the broccoli slaw to my Moo Shu Chicken or Pork recipes to add extra nutritional value.......my family loves it.......easy to make if you like wraps........
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:27 AM   #10
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How (technichally) do you make Brocholi slaw? do you "blanch" the broccohli first? or just "grate" it?... this sounds very good, but sort of rough on the teeth..

Thanks, Eric, Austin, Tx.
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