Orange Ginger Broccoli Salad

Ingredients for Salad
•    1 Head Broccoli, cut into very small florets
•    1 Carrot, cut into matchstick-sized pieces
•    1 Can Mandarin Oranges
•    3 Scallions, 2 Cut thinly on the bias
•    ½ Cup Slivered Almonds
•    1 Red Bell Pepper, cut into matchstick-sized pieces
•    ½ Cup Dried Cranberries
 

Directions for Salad
Fill a large pot ¾ full with water, salt the water and bring to a boil. Fill a bowl with ice water ¾ full. Drop the broccoli and carrots in the boiling water 1-2 minutes until just slightly tender and then quickly drain and submerge in the ice water to stop the cooking process. In large bowl, combine all salad ingredients and toss with dressing.
    
Ingredients for Dressing
•    1 Orange, zest and 2 Tbsp. Juice
•    2 tsp. Grated Fresh Ginger
•    1 Clove garlic
•    1 Tbsp. Whole Grain Mustard
•    1 Tbsp. Honey
•    1 Scallion, rough chop
•    ¼ Cup Canola Oil
•    Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
Directions for Dressing
Place all ingredients except oil in a blender, process until smooth. With blender running, slowly drizzle in oil until dressing is thick. Season with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.