Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fresh Broccoli Salad

This is another side dish that we served at my daughter's family birthday dinner.  I knew that I wanted to make some sort of broccoli salad.  I've seen many variations on this dish and thought it would be a great side for our dinner.  My husband is the one who found this recipe.  However, I did the grocery shopping and actual preparation of it!  This is really easy to make since the only cooking invovled is the frying of the bacon.  Perfect for the summer when you want an easy side for a BBQ that requires little cooking (no oven required!). I was a bit skeptical of the mayo dressing but somehow, with the sugar and vinegar, it works.  This dish was surprisingly tasty (it might even be my favorite of the night) and one of the few dishes that there were no leftovers of.  I will be making this dish again soon!

Fresh Broccoli Salad
recipe slightly adapted from allrecipes.com, courtesy of Nora

2 heads fresh broccoli
1/4 red onion, chopped
1/2 pound bacon
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup dried blueberries
3/4 cup slivered almonds
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1.Place bacon in a deep skillet and cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Cool and crumble.

2.Cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces and cut the onion into thin bite-size slices. Combine with the bacon, raisins, your favorite nuts and mix well.

3.To prepare the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together until smooth. Stir into the salad, let chill and serve.

Family Rating: 2 thumbs up!

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