Broccoli Slaw & Bambeco Picnic Giveaway

Christina Lane | Dessert for Two

Broccoli slaw is the perfect thing to pack for a picnic. Grab some fried chicken and find a shady spot with this awesome Bambeco Eco Picnic Basket too.

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Well folks, it looks like we have survived the winter. All we have ahead of us is blue skies, green grass, and sunny days. Let’s head outside for a picnic, shall we?

I’m a bit of a picnic fanatic. During the springtime, I will jump at any chance to pack up a meal and eat outside. Food just tastes better outside. Sure, it takes a little planning to pack a picnic, but I’m going to talk you through it.

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First: grab your picnic basket. I’m using this sweet Bambeco Eco Picnic Basket, which you can win by entering below! It’s packed with all the goodies you need for a fabulous picnic, including bamboo plates, silverware, wine glasses, a cheese board, and washable napkins. The cool thing about this picnic basket is that it’s eco-friendly; all items are made from renewable or recycled resources. If a picnic is on your agenda for Earth Day, you’re going to want to win this Bambeco Eco Picnic Basket.

Bambeco is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Everything sold on Bambeco.com is recycled, re-purposed, reclaimed, renewable, or organic. 1% of every single purchase is donated to an environmental organization. The Nature Conservancy and Chesapeake Bay Foundation are just two examples. They even provide carbon free ground shipping, and orders over $100 (like this picnic basket) ship for free. I don't know about you, but I'm all about a brand that cares enough to be socially responsible while also offering really cute stuff! 

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Next step: plan your menu. I suggest starting your picnic with a light cheese course, because spreading cheese on crackers while bathing in the sun is the definition of true relaxation. The main course should be something that tastes fantastic at room temperature, like my Sweet Tea Oven-Fried Chicken. Add a light salad on the side, like this broccoli slaw. 

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I love this sweet and salty broccoli slaw for a picnic because it’s sturdy enough to hold up to being dressed ahead of time. In fact, it tastes best if you make it a day or two in advance.

 Don’t forget dessert on your picnic! These peanut butter cookies from Erin or Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Lisa fit the bill nicely. On your way out the door, grab a cozy blanket to sit on and a nice bottle of dry Prosecco. A picnic without booze is just grilling. Don’t forget the wine!

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  3 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli, washed
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup raisins, or dried cranberries
  • 1/4 medium red onion
  • 1/3 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, optional

Directions

  1. First, peel the onion and place it in the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse it until finely minced.  You should end up with about 1/3 cup of minced red onion.  Scrape the onion into a large bowl, and place the food processor bowl back on the machine (no need to clean the bowl).
  2. Next, prep the broccoli by chopping off most of the stem, except the last 4”.  Roughly chop it into pieces, and place the pieces into the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse the broccoli for a few seconds to break it up.  It’s okay if some larger pieces remain, we’re not aiming for perfection.  Scrape the broccoli into the bowl with the red onion.  Next, stir in the almonds and raisins.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, milk, salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Whisk very well to dissolve the sugar.  Pour this over the broccoli mixture and stir. 
  4. You can serve this right away, but it tastes best if allowed to sit in the fridge for a few hours first.

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Christina grew up in Texas, but now lives in Missouri.You may know her best for her Dessert for Two, but here on Food Fanatic, she’s famous for her fantastic Dinners for Two.

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