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