Monday, October 26, 2009

Broccoli Salad

My kids really like steamed broccoli with cheese sauce! It's easy to make but I would rather not have to make cheese sauce every time I make/serve broccoli so I searched the Internets for a "new" broccoli recipe and found this one over at the Food Network website. We all loved it and now I have at least 2 (!) broccoli recipes!
*I added sunflower seeds to the recipe for a little more flavor and crunch.

Broccoli Salad


  • 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


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.

1 comment:

Theresa said...

I was just strolling through your blog, pretending I wasn't getting really hungry, when I saw the recipe for broccoli salad. I LOVE the stuff! Never had it 'til I moved south, but it's my favorite now. And no, I've never had it with tomatoes, but yes, I love it with sunflower seeds! Wait - did your recipe call for raisins? I'll have to go back and check.