Friday, April 11, 2014

Orange Broccoli Salad

You've probably had to listen to a lot of people telling you how busy they are. This  becomes the default response when you ask anyone how they're doing: "Busy!", "So busy!!", "Crazy busy!!!". I have been hearing myself saying these words lately! 

At the end of a busy day, I thought I should have something light(er) and health(ier). This salad has a tasty and tangy dressing. I used fresh oranges, instead of canned mandarins. Colourful and full of crunch, orange broccoli salad will please even the non-veggie people. 

Orange Broccoli Salad
(adapted from Kitchen Simplicity)
serves 4

1 head of broccoli florets, chopped into small pieces
4 fresh oranges
1/4 cup dried cherries
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 cup walnuts
salt and pepper

Steam broccoli flowerets in covered saucepan till tender. Set aside and leave to cool.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine broccoli, oranges and cranberries. Set aside.
Mix mayo, sugar, vinegar, oil and mustard together. Season with salt and pepper.
Toss about half the dressing with salad ingredients, if sufficient, the remaining of the dressing can be kept in the fridge. Serve salad. 

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up April 2014 Event: Orange organised by Bake For Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY, hosted by Ann of Anncoo Journal



  1. Hi Miss Dalyn, I love simple, healthy and delicious salad like yours. Looks very colourful :)
    Thank for joining this month LTU event ~ Orange theme.

    1. Hi Ann, it's my pleasure to join in the fun LTU event.