Beautiful Broccoli Salad

Angela (Grammy) Derby

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@Angela_Derby

You can add your favorites to this versatile salad that features fresh broccoli, smoky bacon, sweet raisins and a creamy mayonnaise dressing.


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Serves:

8

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

SALAD INGREDIENTS:

5 c
fresh broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
1/2 c
finely chopped red onion
1 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 lb
cooked, crumbled bacon
1/2 c
roasted pine nuts
1 c
golden raisins (dried cranberries during the holidays look really festive)

SALAD DRESSING:

1 c
mayonnaise
2 Tbsp
sugar
2 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
black pepper

VARIATIONS:

switch up the pine nuts for sunflower seeds.
use 1/2 cup golden raisins & 1/2 cup dried cranberries
add some blue cheese.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and prepare a bowl of ice water. Blanch the broccoli for 1 minute in the boiling water. Plunge it into the ice water until completely cool and drain well. Combine broccoli with all salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl; mix well.
2
Combine dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Mix until thoroughly blended, using a fork or wire whisk. Add dressing to salad and mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American