Monday, September 21, 2009

Broccoli Salad

Posted by Lori:
At our school's annual FFA Banquet this past May, someone made a broccoli salad that I really liked. I thought a friend of mine made the salad, but she didn't. So, I have no idea who made it!

I began to look for a recipe to make the broccoli salad, but all of them had a lot of mayonnaise in them and that wasn't what I wanted. So, last week, when I was cooking for a church fellowship luncheon, I decided to create my own version of a broccoli salad. I used ingredients I thought I remembered being in the one from May. It turned out great!

Broccoli Salad
6 cups chopped broccoli florets
1 cup red grapes, halved
1/3 cup cashews (could substitute sunflower seeds, peanuts, or other nuts)
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
8 sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup vinegar
1/8 tsp. salt
2 T. mayonnaise
2 1/2 T. sugar

In large bowl combine broccoli, grapes, cashews, onion, and bacon. In small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over salad and refrigerate several hours before serving.

I served it immediately when I first made it, but the next day when I served it again, it was even better. So, it would really be better to let it sit at least a few hours before serving.
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1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Delise always makes this for Bunko with a little variation. Hers has grated cheddar cheese and maybe no cashews and grapes. That same sweet dressing, tho! She gets in trouble if she doesn't make it for us!

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