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Broccoli Salad Omg Sooooo Good, Even For Those Who Don't Care For Broccoli

One of the best cold salad recipes I've ever made

Ingredients 1 head broccoli 6 to 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1/2 cup raisins, optional 8 ounces sharp Cheddar, cut into very small chunks 1 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions

Trim off the large leaves from the broccoli stem. Remove the tough stalk at the end and wash broccoli head thoroughly. Cut the head into flowerets and the stem into bite-size pieces. Place in a large bowl. Add the crumbled bacon, onion, raisins if using, and cheese. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, stirring well. Add to broccoli mixture and toss gently.

This is Paula Deen's recipe from the Food Network but here's what I did.....

I added chopped cooked russet potatoes with the broccoli

I squeezed 2 limes in addition to the vinegar

I used shredded cheddar cheese instead of cheese chunks

I omited the tomatoes

I used dried cranberries instead of raisens

I added 1/2 C of sour cream in addition to the cup of Mayo

I used Bacon bits instead of real bacon but I think either are good.



Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 13, 2010

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yw Luv. Let me know if you ever try it. I am going to make this a summer staple for now on and maybe even on Thanksgiving. Would make a great Holiday or Potluck dish.

Thanks for the recipe. Sounds yummy! :)

tee hee Girlie. I hope you find something yummy. I hope you do try this recipe, but my first bite it was way too sweet until I let it set over night then omg was such a different flavor aftet that, not too sweet an all the flavors had a chance to meld together and was soooo good. I don't care for broccoli too much but in this I can eat it.

Sounds great! You're makig me so hungry, I think I'll go scrounge something nice up to eat. (not as nice as this, though!)<br />
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I'll have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing it.