Thursday, April 28, 2011

Foodie Friday - Broccoli Salad

It's been awhile since I've participated in Foodie Friday. This is one of those "recycled" recipes from years ago. I first had this broccoli salad at a work potluck luncheon. This Easter I decided to make this to take to my family Easter dinner gathering. This is a little updated from the 80's and was on -- one of Paula Deen's recipes. And best of's super easy!

1 head broccoli
6-8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup raisins
8 ozs. 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

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


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  1. Your broccoli salad looks delicious and I can't wait to try it. Great recipe. I scrolled on down and thought your tabletop garden just lovely. Thanks for sharing........

    The French Hutch

  2. Hi, Martha! Recipe looks delicious. I'm sure your family loved it at Easter, hope it was a good holiday for you and your family!

  3. Sounds delicious, Martha! I have made the overnight broc salad, love that! But I won't eat it cooked!

  4. Oh sounds good and the pictures look good too. Must try it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leavinga sweet comment. I so appreciate it. I hope you will come back again. Hugs, Karie

  5. Yummmmm...and I get the best recipes from church and work functions where others bring food and their recipes. However, we once were in a church where everyone had printed recipes for any new item they were bring. My friend brought a dish of beautiful, crispy fried chicken. Her "recipe" was a map from the church to the Kentucky Fried Chicken down the street! Too NOT Paul Dean!

  6. I love broccoli salad. I take it when I go places and never bring any home.

  7. Now if we could only figure out a way to keep the broccoli from sticking between our teeth. LOL

  8. Gotta love broccoli salad. I knew I was going to like it when I saw bacon as an ingredient! I am a new follower and hope you will visit our blog soon!