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My favorite salad for many reasons.  It is easy to assemble and has a sweet and tangy flavor.  It is great for Thanksgiving Dinner, but I always put it on the brunch menu.  It pairs well with egg dishes and adds just the right amount of crunch to your meal. 

The cashews finish the whole thing off nicely, however, if you leave them off and use  low fat or fat free dressing,  you have created a healthy alternative that will fit into any calorie counting diet.

 
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Step 1: INGREDIENTS:

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WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO NEED FOR THE SALAD:

4 cups chopped fresh broccoli
1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup finely sliced red onion
1 can mandarin orange sections, drained 11-oz can

Step 2: SALAD:

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In a large mixing bowl, combine the broccoli, mango, mandarin oranges and onion.

Step 3: DRESSING:

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WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO NEED FOR THE DRESSING:

3/4 cup bottled buttermilk ranch salad dressing
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

Combine all ingredients and add to brocolli mixture.  Toss to mix.

Add the cashews right before serving.

NOTE:  I learned this the hard way.  There is a difference between horseradish and prepared horseradish.  Make sure you are using prepared horseradish.

Step 4: DAY 2:

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Here is another reason why I like this salad so much, it will stay crisp and crunchy for a couple of days. 

Enjoy =)
sunshiine3 years ago
This looks so good. I usually don't eat a lot of fruit but I happen to love Mangos. I have just recently started using fruit on my food. I will be buying some mangos the next trip to the store!
Thanks for sharing.
jlu2 sunshiine3 years ago
Looks delicious, I felt hungry

cdawisconsin (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
Thank you!
You welcome!

I got spoiled when we lived in Southern Cal. We had a entire grove of all kinds of fresh oranges and fruit. Pretty nice to wake up in the middle of the night and snack on a fresh tree picked orange!

Since we moved I can't stand the fruit at the market. I do love mangos though. Somehow I just wonder if they taste good because maybe they use less chemicals. I don't really know.

I see you got finalist! That is awesome! I hope you win! I'll bet your kids are excited!

cdawisconsin (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
Your home sounds amazing. The older I get the less I like the cold of the midwest. I have some family in Southern CA but I would never get my husband there. It looks like my retirement years will be spent in the UP of Michigan =( There is nothing fresh there.
Thanks for your comments. And yes, my girls get very excited about contests. They always hope to win an Instructables t-shirt =)
suayres3 years ago
This looks & sounds just delicious. The combo of oj & horseradish is inspired! & fresh mandarins are SO much nicer than canned. Now that you can buy the "cuties" seedless ones, it's so easy to incorporate them into recipes. I'm going to the grocery store this evening, and I foresee a special salad in my immediate future! Thanks so much for your recipe. O, btw, about how many servings does this represent?
ChrysN3 years ago
This sounds yummy, broccoli and mango is something I would think to put together.
cdawisconsin (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
Thanks!
sunshiine3 years ago
By the way, what is the difference? I am curious.