Broccoli Salad 05-Jul-2011
A great summer salad, awesome for potlucks and barbeques.
This recipe is pretty similar to Cauliflower Salad, but has a flair all it’s own as well. This has always been a big hit at potlucks and barbeques, often being specially requested.
- 1 large bunch of broccoli
- 12 strips of bacon
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 small red onion
- 1 cup miracle whip
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- seasoned croutons
This is best made in two parts, one part to let the salad get nice and flavourful is made at least 4 hours ahead. The second part is all the ingredients that might get mushy if set in the dressing, is made just before serving.
Part 1 - made ahead of time
set a huge kettle full of water on the stove to boil
chop up broccoli into small, bite-sized bits (I tend to use just the flowerettes. I dislike stems)
when the water is at full boil, blanch the broccoli pieces for 1 minute. drain and plunge into cold water immediately.
peel and thinly slice a red onion, separating all the layers
in a bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients: miracle whip, sugar, parmesan cheese, white vinegar
drain the broccoli and put into a large mixing bowl
add the raisins and sliced red onion
add in the dressing, mixing everything thoroughly together
put salad in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours
Part 2 - made just before serving
slice up the bacon strips into bits and fry in a medium heat
when the bacon is fully cooked, remove from pan with slotted spoon and set on paper towels to drain and dry
add bacon bits, sunflower seeds, and croutons to salad, mix thoroughly