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broccoli salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Susan Paradise-Burke
Centerville, MA

Another great Summer salad for your friends and family.

(1 rating)
yield 4 to 6
prep time 25 Min
method Blend

Ingredients For broccoli salad

  • 6 slice
    bacon, chopped fine
  • 1/2 c
    golden raisins
  • 1 1/2 lb
    broccoli, florets cut into 1-inch pieces, stalks peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts, toasted and chopped coarse
  • 1 lg
    shallot, minced

How To Make broccoli salad

  • 1
    Cook bacon in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towel-lined plate.
  • 2
    Combine 4 cups water and 4 cups ice in large bowl. Bring 3 quarts water to boil in Dutch oven. Remove 1/2 cup boiling water and combine with raisins in small bowl; cover, let sit for 5 minutes, and drain.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, add broccoli stalks to boiling water and cook for 1 minute. Add florets and cook until slightly tender, about 1 minute. Drain broccoli and place in ice water to cool. Drain again, transfer to salad spinner, and spin dry. Note: if you don't have a salad spinner, lay the broccoli on a clean kitchen towel to dry.
  • 4
    Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper together in large bowl. Add broccoli, raisins, walnuts, and shallot to bowl with dressing and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with bacon and serve.