Over Labor Day weekend my nephew and his wife came to visit. David is in the Army and is stationed at Fort Stewart in Georgia until he leaves for Iraq in December. Ft. Stewart is only about a five hour drive, so they get to visit frequently.
When I have company I like to have a few things already made and in the fridge, so that there is something quick and easy to grab when you come in from the beach or after a day of sightseeing. At my house this always includes potato salad and tuna salad. That weekend I decided to try something different to add to the choices. I love broccoli slaw and typically make it with chopped, crunchy Washington or Fuji apples, mayonnaise and creamy Parmesan dressing.
This time I wanted to try something a little different, so I used:
1 bag Broccoli Slaw
4 ounces Kraft Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette
1/2 cup Kraft Fat-Free Mayonnaise
3 ounces Craisins (about half a bag)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Whisk the vinaigrette and mayonnaise together. Pour over the slaw and toss to coat. Add Craisins and walnuts tossing lightly. Chill at least two hours to give the flavors a chance to meld.
Notes: You can vary the amount of each ingredient to your preference. I didn't know Craisins came in a cherry flavor, so I grabbed these by mistake. They tasted fine, but I prefer the regular cranberry flavor and will use that the next time. This slaw was delicious, crunchy and healthy!
I packed some up in a container and since the kids were not "into" broccoli slaw, I ended up eating most of this myself and I can tell you it stayed nice and crunchy for a week.
Enjoy and be sure to stop in over at Michael's at Designs By Gollum for links to more fabulous Foodie Friday recipes.
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