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Broccoli Orange Salad

 Broccoli Orange Salad
Meet the Cook: Every time I take this sweet orangy salad to a potluck, I pass around the recipe, too. My husband and I have three children, ages 22, 18 and 10. He's a beef and poultry farmer, and I'm an elementary school teacher. -Cathy Lavers, Scotsburn, Nova Scotia
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (about 1 medium bunch)
  • 1 cup salted cashews
  • 1 cup cubed Swiss cheese
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, well drained
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion, optional

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan, combine egg, sugar, honey, mustard and
  • cornstarch with a whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in water and
  • vinegar. Cook and stir over medium heat until a thermometer reads
  • 160° and mixture is thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in
  • mayonnaise, sour cream and butter until blended. Cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine broccoli, cashews, cheese,

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Broccoli Orange Salad (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • oranges, raisins, bacon and onion if desired. Just before serving,
  • add dressing and toss to coat. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 290 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.