Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Broccoli Salad

This has been a recent favorite that I've made a couple times in the past few weeks. It is one of those recipes that has shown up at countless church potlucks and brunches and just a few months ago I was finally able to track down who was bringing it so I could get a copy of the recipe. (Nancy Drew sleuthing at its finest!) You can see that the dressing has puddled a little bit under the salad - that is not the norm - this was the last serving from the bowl so all the extra dressing ended up in my plate as well. : )

Broccoli Salad

1 bunch fresh broccoli florets (cut off those stems)
1 C grated mild cheddar cheese
1 red onion thinly sliced
1/2 lb bacon - fried crisp and crumbled

Optional: can add glazed sliced almonds, walnuts or pecans and raisins (I use plain pecans and golden raisins)

Mix these ingredients together and refrigerate.


1/2 C mayo
1/4 C sugar
1 tsp red wine vinegar

Add dressing to salad about 30 min before serving.

Notes: I think you could definitely cut the sugar down a bit in the dressing (or even use Splenda). Also, even when I double the recipe, I don't double the bacon. The bacon gives a great flavor, but you can get by with the same 1/2 pound if you need to.

This recipe will be in high rotation in our summer meals, I think!

I'm dreaming about putting together a recipe/scrapbook binder with pictures for my girls (and myself) so I'm working on photos of some of our favorite recipes. I'm definitely no food photographer but as I make some of them, I may blog them so they will be all collected in one place. : )


  1. I think your food photography skillz are pretty amazing!!

    And I love your reference to Nancy Drew...we love her around these parts!

  2. This is one of my favorite salads, especially if the salad maker is a little heavy-handed with the bacon.

  3. Nice sleuthing work! ;) It LOOKS good (and my kids like broccoli) so I'll bookmark this one!

  4. Well, one of the first things I thought when I opened this post was that you did a great job photographing this yummy salad! :-)

    I've made this once before but didn't keep up with the recipe. Now I know where to find it! Thanks, Stephanie!

  5. Anonymous9:01 AM

    Yum!! Looks delicious! I'm making my grocery list and I may need to add the ingredients for this. Your new blog look is great!


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