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Sweet and Crunchy Broccoli Salad

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Sweet and Crunchy Broccoli Salad

Servings

6

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped broccoli in 1/2-inch pieces (from about 2 heads)
  • 8 ounces pancetta (cut into 1/3-inch dice)
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (toasted, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled aged gorgonzola

Instructions

  1. This recipe originally appeared on Giada Entertains. Episode: Potluck Party.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Set up a bowl of ice water alongside. Add the broccoli to the pot and blanch for 1 to 2 minutes, just until bright green and crisp. With a slotted spoon, remove the broccoli to the ice water to shock. Drain well.
  3. Place the pancetta in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until crispy and browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon of the fat.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, use a rubber spatula to mix together the mascarpone, mayonnaise, cider vinegar and salt. Add the broccoli, pancetta, reserved fat, cranberries, walnuts and gorgonzola. Toss well to coat and combine.

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