Saturday, March 31, 2012

Broccoli Salad

This salad is so yummy!! My grandmother's on both sides of my family made it very well!!! I hope you give it a try and enjoy it as well!

                             Photo Credit: Taste of Home

5 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 small onion (red or white), chopped
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/4 cup slivered or sliced almonds (you could also use chopped walnuts or pecans)
1/4 cup bacon bits
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
dash of pepper

Place broccoli, onion, raisins, almonds and bacon bits in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar and pepper and stir until well combined. Pour over broccoli mixture and mix until everything is well coated. Serve!

-If you make this ahead of time and refrigerate it until you're ready to serve it, you will want to make more dressing to add to it right before you serve it, because the longer it sits, the dressing soaks in, and then it may be a bit on the dry side. I usually mix up the salad in one bowl and the dressing in another and store them separately in the fridge. Then I dress it right before I serve it.
-Although there are measurements for everything, this is a very forgiving salad. The amounts of anything can be adjusted. Feel free to use more or less of any ingredient and add whatever else you might like to make it your own unique salad!!!!!

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