{Yummy} Recipe: Broccoli Salad

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A few weeks ago we attended my husband’s summer BBQ (a work-related gig).  On the table was this broccoli salad.  I’ve never been a big fan of broccoli salads, but I was trying to be a good girl and wanted to eat a fair amount of vegetables before making a bee-line to the tortilla chips and dessert table.

Do you think four heaping servings of broccoli salad is considered fair?

Let.Me.Tell.You.

This.Salad.Was.Amazing.

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And I don’t even like broccoli salad, remember?!

Signing up for pot lucks is always a challenge.  What should I bring?  What do I have?  What will everyone like?

Skip the questions and concerns and sign up to bring this broccoli salad.

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Every time.

If you could write “broccoli salad” next to your name in permanent marker, do it.

The big bowl I made for our fellowship meal this past Sunday was gone is 20 minutes.  Yes, it really is THAT good.

You could scale this back and make it for your own dinner tonight, or leave it as is to feed a large crowd.  It does need to be refrigerated for at least two hours and could go for up to 24.  Perfect for making ahead and worrying about one less thing when it’s time to walk out the door!

Broccoli Salad (a la Compagno's)
 
Ingredients
  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets (chop larger florets into smaller pieces)
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped finely
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup yogurt or mayonnaise (homemade version here)
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 10 slices bacon (you decide on the nitrates, approx ½ lb pre-cooking weight)
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon, crumble and set aside.
  2. Combine broccoli, onion and raisins in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, wisk vinegar, sugar and yogurt/mayonnaise. Add dressing to broccoli and combine well. Refrigerate 2-24 hours.
  3. Add sunflower seeds and bacon before serving.

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Comments

  1. Kathy says

    I too have made this salad. Even my son who dislikes veggies will eat this. My recipe also calls for shredded cheddar cheese. This is a fav at our house.

  2. says

    I have two versions of broccoli salad because I actually love them! Yours is similar to what I have, and I love the sweetness of it (the raisins or fruits). I almost feel guilty for thinking that the salad is “healthy” because of all the mayo and bacon. But then I tell myself, “It’s broccoli!” and add some more ;)

    • Tiffany says

      The sweetness is what drew me in. I ran out of mayo making this, which mean I have to make my own now. Maybe that will make it feel “healthier” too? LOL!

  3. says

    I love broccoli salad! I always use pine nuts but I’ll try it with the sunflower seeds. That sounds really good too. Thanks for linking up. Have a great week.

    • Tiffany says

      I’ve never tried it with pine nuts, but that sounds good. Those tend to be insanely expensive here (near $20/lb), so sunflower seeds are much more economical at only $1.99/lb. And at the rate this salad disappears, frugal is best!

  4. says

    Hi Tiffany,
    I just love this salad with all these awesome ingredients! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Lamchops says

    Oh you have entered the world of cole-slaw dressed salads. Welcome because you will never go back! Broccoli-Bacon salad is a family favorite for us. Our recipe has less ingredients. Check it out at http://www.whatsinthatdish.com it has swiss cheese, bacon & broccoli. YUM!

  6. says

    Tiffany,
    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful weekend
    Michelle

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