Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cold Broccoli Salad

Amy, this post is for you.  I am afraid I didn't get a photo of the salad when it was heaped up high and pretty in the bowl.  I quickly snapped a photo before it was devoured though, so it will have to to do.  I did however, take a couple pics of how I begin.
Using Applewood Smoked Bacon, I set my oven at 425, and lay the bacon out on racks so the grease drips down into the sheet pan.  About 15-18 minutes later,  your bacon will be perfectly crisp, and your counter tops and stove will still be clean!  Big bonus!
For this recipe I use:
1 large bag of broccoli florets, from Sam's Club, cut to bite sized pieces
3/4 cup, or so, of salted sunflower seeds
1 cup of raisins
1 pound bacon, fried or baked to crispness, and crumbled
1 bunch of green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup mayonnaise (I use light with excellent results)
1/2 cup plus 2 T or so, of sugar
3 T of red wine vinegar, or so...
Pinch of salt
Whip this mixture until smooth.  Tasting to make sure you like the ratio of sugar and vinegar to mayo.  I then usually keep this in fridge til just ready to serve salad. 
Assemble all ingredients in large bowl, tossing to distribute ingredients.  Just before serving, drizzle dressing onto salad, mix and serve.  Don't pour all of dressing on at once. Pour, toss, taste, and store rest of dressing as you may not need it.
This salad is delicious and there is never any left over!!
 See...oops, almost gone already.
Oh my gosh, now I am hungry!
Bon Appetit!!


~Niki~ said...

this salad is yummy amazing~but I got horrible stomach pains afterwards~gas and stuff. gosh i'm getting old lol. thanks for reminding me of this recipe

Pammy Sue said...

This IS a great recipe! I love it too.

Pam said...

My son and I love this salad! I've never made it at home before...thanks for the recipe.

Amy said...

Thank you thank you!!! I am going to make it tomorrow and I will add this to all the other great recipes I have gotten from you :)

Holly said...

This is one of my favorite salads. My grandmother used to make it but I never had the recipe. Thanks so much!

Queen of Crafts, Current Events, and Such. said...


NanaNor's said...

Hey Kris, I absolutely love this salad(they don't make it here in Colorado so it's a speciality of me)but we also add in Cashews-which makes it decadent.
Makes me want to put some together right now.
Hugs, Noreen

The Garden Bell said...

Just added to the grocery list. Found out I'm getting the fam on Saturday after turkey day here... So this will be perfect..

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

wow - that is very similar to mine. I bet that bacon makes all the difference! YUMMO!

Genn said...

Thanks for posting! I've never made this one, but I am going to soon. It's so good.

Rachel said...

And now, I am very hungry!! This is one of my fave recipes ever. Thanks for documenting it and reminding me of it!


A Quilter Awakens said...

Yummy! I'm coming over.

Mrs. G said...

OMG.. This looks sooo good! I'm gonna make it :)

Kristi said...

Looks super yummy!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Hi Kris,

We do like the same things and this salad is divine! You're right, I like how you have a mix of everything on your blog. It's great and I will love following along. Thanks for finding me!

Jennifer said...

One of my absolute favorite salads. Don't know that I have ever had it with sunflower seeds...but I will next time:)

Liz said...

One word, YUM!!! =) XO ~Liz