Thursday, February 12, 2009

Broccoli Salad

I have had this recipe in my queue to post since December, when I made it for Christmas potluck at work. While it's not the most exciting of side dishes it was delicious enough to share & catalog so I can make it again, especially for a picnic or barbeque.

See you tomorrow by noon for Not So Fat Fridays, for one of my own healthy creations!


5-6 cups broccoli flowerets
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
5-6 strips of bacon, crumbled
1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons vinegar

Combine broccoli, onion, bacon & cheese in a large bowl. Mix mayo, sugar & vinegar well. Pour over vegetables & mix well. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours before serving.


{My Thoughts}

Next time I make this I might just cut down on the mayo to 3/4 cup & use light. This is a very tasty dish though & wouldn't change much else about it! 

29 comments:

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

my hubby thanks you!

Pat aka Posh said...

I've made this before and love it but I agree that it needs a bit less mayo.. I've even made it using slaw dressing that comes in a jar.

Baby Favorite said...

I'm making this this weekend! YUM!!!!! (And thanks!)

Aspasia said...

This sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing...

Michelle said...

I love broc salad. They have one at the Souplantation that is to die for.

Kristen said...

I have made this and I use plain yogart instead of the mayo..it gives it a nice bite.

Life with Kaishon said...

My Mom makes this and it is always a hit! Easy and delicious!

Briony said...

my mom makes this...i love it and she leaves out the onions just for me :) hahaha i'm spoiled :)

Kristina P. said...

I LOVE broccoli salad!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Oh I love Broccoli Salad, yours looks so pretty.

Jen said...

I make a very similar salad. It is so yummy!

Tam said...

You so make me want to make this now....YOUR pictures of your food are always so great and that makes it even worse...visually!!! LOL LOL YUM YUM!

Lump said...

You guys eat like kings. I swear.
and oh broccoli is one of my fave veggies! :)

Carrie said...

Broccoli salad sound SO good, but the points would be a bit frightening, even with light mayo! I will just have to covet your lovely salad for now.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

My Aunt makes a very similar recipe for Thanksgiving and I love it! The mayo can overpower, I agree...

Debbie said...

Yum! That looks great.

Pam said...

I love this salad but have never made it. I really want to now.

I finished the Shack awhile back - it was a great read.

Amy said...

ooooh... yummy! Thankyou for this post!
Excellent!

KDLOST said...

hello there! that looks great. i love brocoli salads, and this one is a new spin on the one my sis makes. hope it's as gorgeous where you are as it is here today! :)

Nana said...

As usual look really yummy. How's the dog?

Woman Interrupted said...

My neighbor made this for a block party and added sunflower seeds. It was a hit.

I could dive right in to your picture!!!

simpledaisy said...

Hi there..
Sounds yummy I am definately going to make it..
But I will use fat free greek yogurt instead of mayo!! Not a big fan of mayo!!

tara @ kidz said...

Well, it made my mouth water, so it must be good!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That sounds great except for the broccoli. LOL I hate broccoli! I bet I could substitute spinach, though.
Have you tried the Olive Oil Mayonnaise by Kraft? It is SO good and has 50% less fat.

mommaof4wife2r said...

oh my goodness...this is def oneo fmy favs...and i want it now! i mean, NOW!!!! looks so delish! my girlie pies will eat it up. ok, now i nee dto go to the store for fresh broccoli...yum

Rachel said...

This salad looks great and with brocolli!! I must try this one! Love your blog girl LOVE IT!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh now this - I would devour and not share - there is the broccoli salad at the grocery store I buy all the time - guess I don't need it now!

Christy said...

I just found your blog... I love it. I didn't know there were so many good "food" blogs out here with so much personality. Yay!

Angela said...

This looks yummy, Steph! I am all about veggies these days. It reminds me of the filling I make for a pampered chef chicken broccoli braid we make. Looks great!