Sunday, August 14, 2011

Broccoli Salad

So, there's no pictures to go with this post but this is by far one of my favorite side dishes. It is GREAT for summer, no cooking involved and very little prep. It would also be great to bring to a BBQ. I can't forget to mention that I am one of broccoli's least favorite fans but I LOVE this recipe! The ingredients might sound a little odd but blend wonderfully! (do keep in mind I am estimating amounts for this salad here... it might need a little more, except for the dressing, I have that right)

5 cups (or so) broccoli florets (I cut mine into teeny, tiny pieces)
1/2 cup real bacon bits
1/2 raisins (golden are best but dark raisins work too)

1 cup mayonnaise
3 TBSP vinegar (I used apple cider most recently but white works too)
1/3-1/2 cup white sugar
sprinkle of black pepper

Mix the top three ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Wisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and pour over the salad. I like to let this chill in the fridge for a few hours before serving. This is certianly one of those recipes that gets better with time!

Optional add-ins:
sunflower seeds
red onion
shredded carrots
green onion

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