7.27.2011

Summer Salad Swap: Broccoli Salad

Welcome to the Summer Salad Swap!
I am sharing one of my favorite salad recipes that we make all the time!
This is my mom's recipe and is also a staple in our house during the summer months.
We have had it 2 times this week already!

Broccoli Salad
Here is what you need:
Broccoli Florets (I use bagged Broccoli most of the time)
Bacon
Red Cherry Tomatoes
Yellow Cherry Tomatoes (when in season)
Red Onion (I used the pre-chopped red onion because my eyes are SO sensitive to cutting onions)

Wash & Rinse Broccoli Florets and put in salad bowl.
Chop Tomatoes in half:
Now for the Bacon. I use about 8 slices of bacon.
And, I cook my bacon on a cookie sheet in the oven.
So much easier than cooking it in a pan!
I line my cookie sheet with parchment paper.
I bake my bacon at 425 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.
Every oven is different. I check mine at 10 minutes & cook it longer if it isn't as crispy as I like it.
Yum. Bacon.
I let the bacon cool for about 10 minutes before I chop it up:
While your bacon is cooking, I make the dressing.
Here is what you need for the salad dressing:
1 cup Mayo
1/4 cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
Dash of Salt & Pepper.
Whisk all the Dressing Ingredients together.
**Note about the Dressing - Depending on how large you make your salad, you may need to adjust the measurements of the dressing. I like my Broccoli Salad to be lightly coated, not soaked in dressing.**

Add the tomatoes, red onion & bacon to the salad bowl.
Chill Broccoli Salad & Dressing (separately) in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
Toss & Coat with Dressing about 15 minutes before you serve it.
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11 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy! In fact it looked so good last week I put it on our menu for this week :) Can't wait to try it. Thanks for hosting!

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  2. I just pinned this! Cannot wait to try it out.

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  3. I make the same salad with the same dressing however if you want to spice it up, I make mine a little different. use broccoli, cauliflower, sunflower seeds, and craisins. :)

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  4. mel you always have the most delicious looking recipes. I'm going to pin this one. Yummy

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  5. I LOVE you for posting that recipe!! My local grocery store sells it, and it tastes amazing, but I wanted to make my own.. And a lot of it. ;) Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  6. We made your salad for dinner tonight. Sooo yummy! big hit... thanks for sharing :-}

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  7. That looks so good! I can't wait to try it :-)

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  8. I LOVE this salad!
    Woohoo :)
    I'm gonna make it.
    I like your savoury vegetable choices, cause I've had it with raisins and seeds but this really appeals to me. Glad I stopped by...have a super day :D

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  9. this looks delicious and easy!

    i am currently stealing all your 4th of july ideas for a party i am hosting this sunday! it's a 50th anniversary "coming to america" party for my family. red, white, and blue seemed fitting.

    i'll link you when it's all said and done.

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  10. oh yummy! you are so brilliant, love all these links! woohoo!

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