Broccoli Salad

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Broccoli Salad
Broccoli Salad

The water heater died and needs a new part. I wash my hands about 100 times while baking/cooking so that  is out for a bit. (I've been visiting my folks for the shower :).  I made this broccoli salad last month and am finally posting it. Do you have a lot of "draft" posts as well? I really need to have a bit of spring cleaning in my queue and post 'em!

Broccoli Salad
I'm making this salad "with Pam and Toby". My friend Pam lives in Berkeley and I'm sharing a few recipes with her and her cute son, Toby. This salad is really easy, keeps for a day or so and you can mix and match lots of toppings.

Broccoli Salad
Raw broccoli, salted & roasted sunflower seeds, chopped red onions, golden raisins, dried cranberries, turkey bacon and mayo-based dressing. I also added fresh mandarin oranges to a batch of the salad and loved it.

Broccoli Salad
I used turkey bacon. Um...turkey bacon is no regular bacon. It is way salty and just isn't the same. Next time, I'm going back to regular bacon, or just make it vegetarian.

Broccoli Salad
Broccoli Salad
Adapted from Modern California Cookbook by the Los Angeles Times and appears in "The Best of Lucks" article by Jennifer Lowe, Los Angeles Times, December 08, 1999

Printable Recipe

Dressing:
Mix together and refrigerate for at least 2 hours:
1 cup mayonnaise (I used "Light" mayo)
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/4 cup sugar

Salad:
1 1/2 to 2 pounds raw broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces (broccoli crowns are perfect for this)
1/2 cup golden raisins (or regular raisins)
1/2 cup dried cranberries (original recipe only has raisins)
1 cup salted sunflower seeds
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 fresh tangerine, peeled and sectioned or can of mandarin oranges, drained (optional) (I added this, not in the original recipe)
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Combine the salad ingredients. Dress with chilled dressing right before serving.
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14 comments:

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

This is the best stuff! I've eaten it at other people's houses and am happy to have your recipe for it...and I love your addition of the tangerines.

(PS We had a three-day water emergency here last spring - boiling water for everything, etc., and it threw everything into a tizzy...we forget how much we rely on that steady stream. Hope your water heater is back to working now.)

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

This is the best stuff! I've eaten it at other people's houses and am very glad to have your recipe...and I love your additions!

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

That looks so healthy and good! Blast, I used my last red onion the other day, otherwise I'd have everything for it. Thanks for sharing this one!

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

Sorry to hear about your water issue - we had one earlier in the winter and it stinks! Totally agree on the bacon, turkey bacon just doesn't cut it :)

elle marie said... [Reply to comment]

This is the best looking broccoli salad I've ever seen.. I'm always looking for creative, yet tasty ways to incorporate veggies into my diet.

kitchenbitchblog.com said... [Reply to comment]

I have a queue of draft posts as well! This blogging stuff is time consuming, but oh so fun :) Love your blog and the great images. I'm always looking for new ways to eat broccoli, and this seems like a different way to use it. Thanks!

tomatointribeca said... [Reply to comment]

what a fantastic looking salad! love the colours -- green and orange!
i love the "broccoli salad" font as well! can i ask the name of the font?

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Yum. This looks great. I have dozens of posts in the draft folder that I will never ever get around to posting :)...I guess I am more of an eater than a blogger.

Bonnie Deahl said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Mary,
I enjoy your posts and creative blog.
I have awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award! Should you choose to accept the award, it resides at this page on my blog:
http://partychef.typepad.com/blog/2011/03/stylish-blogger-awards-.html

Thank you for all that you create!
Regards,

Bonnie

DailyChef said... [Reply to comment]

I love broccoli! It's been a while since I've been around, but so glad I came back :)

pajamachef said... [Reply to comment]

looks good! i need to clean out my queue of drafts too!

Nicole@ The Dirty Oven said... [Reply to comment]

I love this, but alas had mayo. Will have to figure out a way to make it sans the evil spred. Looks so good and I love the combo of flavors.
Thanks as always for a great post!

sheila @ Elements said... [Reply to comment]

That looks fantastic!!! Wish I could have a bite right now! :)

The Bahens said... [Reply to comment]

I love broccoli salad! I usually make it with a mixture of store-bought poppy seed and blush wine vinaigrette dressings. Nothing compares to homemade dressing, but store-bought it just so darn convenient!

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