Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pot luck broccoli and grape salad

Another pot luck at work this week to celebrate the 50th birthday of someone who I have worked with for 28 years!  We were both in our 20's and before children, together we travelled to London, San Fransisco and Seattle, and spent far too much time shopping.  When we both grew middle aged is beyond me.  We had a spa themed pot luck to celebrate and honour our newest member to the 6th decade of life.

I brought a salad, as potlucks are always shy on healthy dishes and I really like broccoli salad, also this is a good salad for taking somewhere as it actually needs to sit in its dressing for a while.

  • 2 heads of broccoli broken in to small florets
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced and chopped
  • 1/2 cup of toasted slivered almonds
  • 1 cup of chopped green grapes


  • 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup of plain yogurt (or all mayonnaise)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk (or enough to get the right consistency)
Combine the salad ingredients except the almonds in a salad bowl.

Toast the almonds and when cooled place them in a Ziploc bag.

Combine all the dressing ingredients in an airtight jar. 

I covered this with plastic wrap and kept it in the fridge over night.  The next morning I combined the dressing and the salad.

Then I covered this with the plastic wrap and placed the almonds on top.

This then sat in the fridge at work until lunch time. 

Happy Birthday Flo, who would have thought we would be celebrating such ancient birthdays still both working here.

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