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broccoli salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Joyce Newman
Pollock Pines, CA

What a better way to get in your veggies when it is hot outside! Eat your broccoli nice and chilled in this broccoli salad. I used to get requests to make this salad for an annual event/party that we used to go to. It's better than store bought! (I will post a pic of the salad soon!)

(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For broccoli salad

  • 1 1/2 bunch
    broccoli, cut into florets (6 cups)
  • 8 slice
    thick sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled/chopped
  • 1/2 c
    red onion, diced
  • 2 c
    cheddar cheese, very small chunks
  • 3/4 c
    raisins (plump in hot water, 5 minutes)
  • 1 c
    coleslaw dressing
  • 1/4 c

How To Make broccoli salad

  • 1
    Cook bacon, drain, cool and set aside.
  • 2
    Wash and trim broccoli into florets. In a 2 qt. sauce pan, bring water to a boil, then blanch broccoli in the boiling water for about 1 minute. Remove and drain. Rinse with cold water.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, add hot water (microwave if needed) Place raisins in bowl of hot water for about 5 minutes, until plump.
  • 4
    Mince your onion, chop your cheese, grate your carrots and put into a large serving bowl. Add plumped raisins, coleslaw dressing and mayo. Mix all together. Add broccoli and stir. Add more dressing if desired. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.