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TOPIC: Crunchy Apple/Broccoli Slaw

Crunchy Apple/Broccoli Slaw 24 Sep 2007 22:32 #4489

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From the Hy-Vee Dietitians Menu Suggestions for this week

Crunchy Apple/Broccoli Slaw

Serves 8
  • 2/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup light sour cream or soy sour cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 (16oz) bag broccoli slaw
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 Jonagold apple, cored thinly sliced and halved
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Directions
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  1. In a large bowl, stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice and salt.
  2. Stir in broccoli slaw, onions, apples and cranberries until combined.
  3. Refrigerate until serving.
 

Crunchy Apple/Broccoli Slaw 25 Sep 2007 16:31 #4490

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How fast does this go mushy?  I have bad experiences with salads of this type going mushy. 

Crunchy Apple/Broccoli Slaw 25 Sep 2007 17:59 #4491

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Hey, Hi Laura...long time no see :D

If you want...and I was thinking about how to take out more calories from the dressing-- one of the things you can do to keep it from going mushy is to not add the dressing until you get ready to serve it. That way the broccoli and apples won't soak up the dressing as fast.

I was thinking a nice variation would be to use granny smith apples or Braeburn or any apples that holds a crispness after cutting.

I think I'd like to cut calories further by halving the mayo and sour cream and in place add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of apple cider or rice vinegar.

What do you think?

These kinds of salads always go limp in the refrigerator after a day, so maybe even just cut it down if you don't like leftovers. :)

Crunchy Apple/Broccoli Slaw 25 Sep 2007 22:20 #4492

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yes, I think apples like granny smith or Fuji might be better, that are more crispy. 

I was also thinking that the amounts of mayo and sour cream sounded like a lot.  Definitely use the light versions of each, but maybe start with half the amount there.  That much apple cider vinegar would probably make it too watery, but maybe add a teaspoon or two for flavor. 

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OK, I made this over the weekend.  Here are my changes:

I bumped up the non-broccoli contents - craisins, scallions, apples (I used 2 apples). 

I added about 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar to the dressing, and it was plenty.  Any more would have made it too tangy/vinegary. 

But the dressing is still missing......something.  Even with the 'light' versions of sour cream and mayonnaise, it still tasted rich.  I don't know, maybe a little cream cheese in the dressing?

Anyway, I mixed the dressing up over the weekend, and we're adding it as we eat it. 

Let us know if you change anything and it works!

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