Ducks 'n a Row: Broccoli Salad Recipe

17 April 2014

Broccoli Salad Recipe

By Sinea Pies

Broccoli salad with bacon and raisins is my utmost favorite picnic food! If there is a pot luck supper or cookout and broccoli salad is on the table, you will find me right in front of the bowl grabbing a double-helping! One of the reasons for my behavior is that I am "broccoli salad deprived." 
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Yes. My husband doesn't like the sound of it, look of it, smell of it or taste of it. If I have it in the frig, he complains. "Really? Doesn't he understand that it is my FAVORITE?" Nuff said.

So, when I was invited to a party recently that he was unable to attend, I saw my opportunity! This was the dish I brought to pass. And I am not the only one who loves it. I made a big batch and there was nothing left! All gone! Everybody loved it. So, the problem is not me -- it is him! LOL

There are several versions of this recipe online. I took my favorite parts of a few and put them together.  

Here is my recipe:
Broccoli Salad Recipe

salad, bacon

8 slices bacon, fried
6-8 cups raw broccoli, cut into small florets
1 small red onion, cut into small pieces
1 cup raisins
1 cup Colby Jack cheese, cut into small cubes
2 T sunflower seeds

1 cup mayonnaise
½ cup granulated sugar
2 T white vinegar
Ingredients for broccoli salad: raisins, onion, sunflower seeds Ducks 'n a Row

Broccoli Salad w Mayonnaise, bacon, raisins and more. #salad Ducks 'n a Row

Rinse, dry and cut raw broccoli into bite size florets.
Cook bacon till crisp (oven frying is quickest)
Drain bacon, cool and cut into small pieces.
Add bacon, raisins, onion to the broccoli in a large mixing bowl.
Combine mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar in a smaller bowl.
Blend well.
Add the mayonnaise mixture to the broccoli mixture and toss.
Add cheese cubes and gently toss.
Transfer all of it to a clean serving bowl.
Sprinkle sunflower seeds on top.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
(Hide what you want to have for yourself in a smaller container in the back of the frig.)
Serves 8-12.

Love Broccoli Salad?

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