Beautiful Broccoli Salad

1
Angela (Grammy) Derby

By
@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.

How to Make Beautiful Broccoli Salad

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.

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About Beautiful Broccoli Salad

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




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