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Broccoli Slaw (Side Dish)

This healthy side dish is the perfect compliment to the pork burger. An added bonus -- you can make it ahead of time!

Broccoli Slaw (Side Dish)

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Serves: 6 Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 heads broccoli
  • ½ cup thinly sliced almonds, toasted (you can also substitute walnuts, hazelnuts or pine nuts)
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk**
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I like to use coarse salt)
  • Freshly ground pepper

Instructions

1

Cut the florets off the large stalk part of the broccoli. I find it’s easier to cut the broccoli into thin pieces if I work on the florets separately. Starting with the florets, slice them into very thin slices. For the stalks, use a mandoline or sharp knife to slice the stalks/stems into very thin matchstick slices.
In a medium bowl, toss the sliced bits of broccoli with the almonds and golden raisins. This basic slaw is a great springboard for adding additional ingredients you may have on hand. Thinly sliced kale, shredded carrots, dried cranberries, radicchio would all be delicious, and healthy, additions to this slaw.

2

In a small bowl, whisk the buttermilk, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar and salt into very smooth. You don’t want any lumps in the dressing.

3

Pour the dressing over the salad mixture, add the pepper and toss until the salad mixture is evenly coated with the dressing.

4

Serve immediately, or you can make it 2-3 days ahead.

5

**If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, add 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk. Let it stand 5 minutes, mix well, and VOILA, you have buttermilk!

6

Notes

Inspired by recipe in Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

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