The mandarin oranges add such an appealing color to this wonderful broccoli salad. I made as written and tasted, then let sit the recommend 24 hours. Wow what a flavor difference those 24 hours made. I did not use the optional mozzarella for fear it would be distracting. As a matter of personal taste will increase the red onion to 3/4 cup next time, thanks for the post.
This salad is outstanding! Crispy and sweet with a deliciously tangy dressing! Even though I blanched the broccoli for a minute, it had a nice crunch and stood up well to the dressing. I used fresh Florida mandarin oranges and blanched, roasted almonds instead of the cashews. This will be a regular in my house! Made and reviewed for the farm hoe-down event.
The salad has a tasty and tangy dressing, lots of crunch, and colorful presentation. It would be perfect for spring potluck functions. I used small clementines instead of canned mandarins and stirred in the bacon and cheese right before serving. A salad I'll be making again. thank you for sharing the recipe!