Broccoli, Date and Nut Salad

Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCKFor a different take on a broccoli salad, try Broccoli, Date and Nut Salad. It is tossed with a honey- and lemon-flavored dressing. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCKFor a different take on a broccoli salad, try Broccoli, Date and Nut Salad. It is tossed with a honey- and lemon-flavored dressing.

ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE

Broccoli, Date and Nut Salad

Serves 4. Recipe is by Corinne Cook.

Dressing:

6 tbls. olive oil

Juice of ½ lemon (you may have to add more)

1 tsp. honey

Pinch of salt

Pinch of black pepper

Salad:

3 heads of fresh broccoli (about 3½ cups florets)

½ cup dates, sliced into ¼-inch pieces

½ medium red onion, quartered and thinly sliced

½ cup toasted pecans or walnuts

½ cup feta cheese, cubed or shaved Parmesan to taste

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. Make salad dressing by whisking all ingredients together. Taste and correct with more lemon juice if necessary. Set aside.

2. In salad bowl, mix broccoli florets, dates, onion and toasted pecans or walnuts. Toss gently with a little salad dressing, then add cheese and lightly toss with a little more dressing.

3. Season salad with salt and pepper if desired.