Directions: Place broccoli salad mix, pecans and cranberries and onion in a salad bowl. Add dressing as desired and toss.
1 bag Trader Joe's organic broccoli salad mix (this is shredded broccoli stems with some carrot shreds)
1/2 c. toasted maple pecans (recipe is below)
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1/3 c. thinly sliced red onion
Easy Poppy Seed Dressing (click here for recipe)
Toasted Maple Pecans:Directions: In a heavy skillet (I use cast iron), melt butter. Add pecans and stir to coat on all sides. Add maple syrup, keeping heat at medium. Maple syrup should bubble lightly. Carefully continue to stir till maple syrup begins to dry onto pecans, watching that mixture does not dry out too fast and burn due to pan being too hot. Spread mixture on plate, separating nuts, to let cool. Store in zipper baggie or use as directed in recipe.
1 c. raw pecan halves
1 T. butter
3 T. real organic maple syrup (not maple-
flavored pancake syrup)