Thursday, September 17, 2009

Foodie Friday - Broccoli Slaw

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.

23 Thoughtful Comments:

susan said...

This looks yummy. I love craisins too! Didnot know they came in cherry.

Haden News said...

I can't wait to try this...sounds very yummy!

Michael Lee West said...

My mother makes this slaw but didn't have a recipe. I will treasure this one.

The Fajdich Times said...

Looks so healthy. I love salads like this:) Can't wait to try it.

Florida Sue said...

This looks so good Rhonda. It is definitely a healthy keeper! Love those Craisins.

Loui said...

It really is a delicious healthy alternative to the ho hum iceberg lettuce salads! I love the vidalia onion salad dressing!!
thanks for sharing!
♥ smiles!

Maya said...

I'm such a fan of salad. This is bookmarked!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Walnuts make everything better :-) This sounds wonderful, thanks for sharing.

Sunshine,
~Julia

Martha said...

A similar recipe is a favorite of ours -- only I use golden raisins and cashews. But I always have an empty bowl when I make it. It is a good recipe!

ButterYum said...

Yum. I just discovered that yummy Vidalia dressing recently. Really good stuff!

the paris house said...

Hi Rhonda!!
just reading this post has made me feel healthier, I can't imagine how great I'll feel after I actually eat it. I'm definately giving this a try over the weekend.
Bunny :)

ButterYum said...

Hi Rhonda - I got the "lifter thingy" at Wal-Mart. It was one of the items inside a kit for canning/preserving. The kit included the jar lifter, a wide mouth funnel, the magnet tool, and a tool to measure the head space at the top of the jam jars. I think the kit was under $5.

Thanks for your comments - take care,
ButterYum

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I make a salad with broccoi slaw and ramen noodles. I have never tried the Kraft vidalia onion dressing. I'll have to try this. I do like the crunchy.

Bill said...

It looks pretty ... nice and colorful! It would be fun to try two versions: yours and Martha's (from comment above) and let guests do a comparison taste test.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Bill

Mary said...

Your slaw recipe is pretty and colorful. I try to keep brocolli slaw on hand to use in stir-fries. It can save a lot of chopping. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Lori E said...

I love broccoli slaw. I love cranberries. I always have a bag of these in the cupboard. I put them in cereal, salads, sauces. Where I live there are so many cranberry farms. They flood them every fall to collect the floating berries. Fun to see.
Oh yes sometimes I even love a crantini.

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Looks great! I love recipes that are both healthy and delicious!

Jane

Beach Vintage said...

OK so now you have made me starving! This dish looks amazing! Thanks so much for dropping by Beach Vintage and leaving a comment.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I like broccoli, so I know I'd love this!

Fifi Flowers said...

YUM!!! LOVE slaw... I make one with cabbage, green onion, cilantro, red wine vinegar, corn oil, garlic salt and pepper!!!

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

I like this recipe. I keep craisins and walnuts in large packages from Sam's so it will be easy to put together. I haven't yet tried the Vidalia onion dressing so that is new to me. I have been mixing mayo, vinegar, and a little sugar for a slaw dressing. Your sounds better.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

This sounds delish! And easy, too -- love that. P.S. the cherry craisins are fabulous in oatmeal cookies if you have leftovers. :-)

Oliver. sippycupsforoneandall. said...

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