Broccoli Salad for Your Labor Day Picnic

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If you’re cooking this weekend this is a nice version of broccoli salad, because of it’s use of Asian flavors instead of the regular suburban mayo, ranch, bacon, etc. 

Broccoli Salad



½ cup raisins

½ red onion, finely sliced

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

4 tsp sugar

1 tsp Kosher salt

Ground black pepper

    • Combine and let rest for 10 min


3 Tbs olive oil

1 Tbs sesame oil

    • Add to mixture and stir




1½ pounds broccoli, chopped into  ½” pieces

1 apple, cut into ½” cubes

2 scallions, sliced

½ cup toasted almonds

1 cup red or green grapes, cut in half

    • Toss with dressing




  • Include the broccoli stalks: cut into small, thin, bites sized pieces, excluding the toughest woody parts
  • If desired, blanch broccoli for less than 1 minute and cool in an ice bath
  • To toast almonds: roast at 300 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes

Adapted from New York Times Cooking subscribe here


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