Thursday, August 28, 2008

Broccoli Salad (EASY!)

This is a light and refreshing recipe that will go great with any meal or even as a snack. There are a lot of versions to this recipe which can be found in most any church cookbook. This actual recipe is kind of a combination of two different recipes that happen to be in my church cookbook (Central Cooks!) and it has proven to be a "tried and true" crowd pleaser for me thus far.

Word to the wise, though, if you aren't big on onion breath, cut back on the onions a tad b/c those things can be POTENT! I had this for lunch today along w/ Clardy's Easy Chicken Pot Pie that Donna made and my breathe is smelling F-I-N-E.:)The two were soooo good together, though!

It's also a really pretty dish to serve because of the colors (if you use Craisins and red onions). I didn't take a picture but Donna has the leftovers at her house so maybe she'll take a pic and post it on here.

Broccoli Salad
2 bunches broccoli (washed and trimmed...use the tops)
2 cup raisins (I use Craisins since not everyone likes raisins)
1 lb. bacon, cooked, CRISP and crumbled (optional...I don't usually use this)
1 medium red or vidalia onion (the vidalia doesn't seem as potent for some reason but red is prettier)
1 cup mayo (OK to use light if desired)
3 Tablespoons vinegar
1/2 cup sugar

Mix mayo, sugar and vinegar together. Let stand until sugar dissolves. Mix salad ingredients together and thoroughly stir in dressing mixture. Chill before serving. Serves 4-6. Enjoy!


Donna said...

This salad was delicious. I can't wait to have leftovers for dinner tonight:)

HPS said...

WOW...way to plate and presentate, Donnie! You're good. :)

Wendy said...

Vidalias are grown in low-sulfur soil, have a low level of pyruvates (what makes you cry), and a high level of water. That's what makes them so sweet!

We're actually the Pioneer of Sweet Onions and can be grown only in parts of south Georgia.

Thanks for cooking with our sweeties!

W. Brannen
Vidalia Onion Comm

Suzanne said...

delicious!! Great to take to gatherings!