Thursday, June 11

Summer Broccoli Salad

My kids are officially out of school for summer break as of today. So my stress load increases double and my time is basically cut in half through no fault of their own. You all know how much I love salads. Pasta, chicken, fruit, you name it and I'm all over it. Especially if it keeps well in the refrigerator and can be made ahead of time. Anything that makes quick and healthy lunches is right up my alley.

This salad recipe is really to DIE for. I got the recipe from my Aunt Nancy in Virginia. She being a wonderful hostess usually serves this mouth watering side at just about all parties, backyard BBQ's, and family drop ins. It can add some class to any table and is so quick and yummy. You'll be sure to start adding it to your weeknight menus like I did.

Broccoli Salad

2 heads fresh broccoli
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 lb of bacon
2 -1/2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated (or cheese of choice)

Optional add ins: black olives, almonds, cherry tomatoes and sunflower seeds
Substitute: Splenda can be used with great results.

Cook bacon thoroughly and crumble into pieces. Chop broccoli florets into small bite sized pieces. Mix broccoli, onion, bacon and cheese in a large bowl. In a separate bowl combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat thoroughly. Best if refrigerated over night. Enjoy!


Bob said...

Mmmmm, broccoli salad. One of my favorites. :)

Reeni♥ said...

This is a great picnic salad! The dressing sounds delicious, and you can't go wrong with bacon and cheese, yum!

Amy said...

I am not a big fan of broccoli or bacon but it looks great. If you want stop by tomorrow for my Round Robin you could so share this with others. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Kendra this looks delicious. I love a good broccoli salad...

Bunny said...

My mother makes this salad and yes it's terrific!

Anonymous said...

Delicious salad, love the bacon and cheddar here!

Ginger said...

The salad looks delicious! I love the optional "add ins!"

Karen said...

This a salad my hubby would totally love!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks great...broccoli and bacon is such a great combination!!!

foodcreate said...

Wow! Broccoli look so yummy with the bacan Grand Idea!

Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

And you can visit me if I can visit you:)


I used to be a person said...

My aunt puts sunflower seeds and raisins in hers. It's a tasty combination!

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