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Broccoli Salad With Lemon Pepper-Blue Cheese Dressing

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Yield Makes 8 servings
A sprinkling of sugar creates the sweet-sharp taste of a traditional broccoli salad dressing, but you can reduce the amount if desired.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1 (4-oz.) package crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 6 cups chopped fresh broccoli (about 1 1/2 lb.)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Gala apple (1 large apple)
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries

How to Make It

  1. Heat pine nuts in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, stirring often, 4 to 5 minutes or until toasted and fragrant.

  2. Whisk together blue cheese crumbles and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl; add broccoli, apple, and cherries, gently tossing to coat. Cover and chill 2 to 8 hours; stir in toasted pine nuts just before serving.