broccoli salad, how to cook cranberry beans
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Broccoli-Cranberry Bean Salad

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Vegetable Side Dish
Author: Susan Pridmore

Ingredients

Lemon - Garlic - Yogurt Dressing

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Broccoli and Cranberry Bean Salad

  • 1 cup fresh cranberry beans
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 3/4 cup halved grapes
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 4 -5 cups thinly sliced broccoli florets and stems
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan or asiago cheese
  • Pinch or two of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1 cup Yogurt - Garlic Dressing recipe above

Instructions

Lemon - Garlic - Yogurt Dressing

  • Combine all of the ingredients together and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Broccoli and Cranberry Bean Salad

  • Bring a pot of water to a simmer and add the cranberry beans. Simmer for until tender: about 20 minutes at sea level; about 50 minutes at 7000 feet above sea level. Drain and place the beans in a medium bowl.
  • Add the celery, red onion, dried cherries, cooked rice, grapes, parsley, broccoli, ground flax seed, cheese, and red pepper flakes.
  • Add the Yogurt - Garlic Dressing and refrigerate for at least one hour; overnight is even better. This is a salad that gets better over time.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of pepitas on top.