Broccoli SaladBroccoli is not the most popular vegetable, being part of the cabbage family, but it is very rich in vitamin C, and a great source of fiber.

One of our presidents admitted that he does not like broccoli, but none the less, it is a popular veggie in the US, and equally gaining in popularity in Europe.

Broccoli is mostly served cooked or steamed, but lately it has been making its way up to the top of the list as a veggie served raw, with dips, or in salads.

I will share my recipe for a raw broccoli salad, which is great any time, and very appropriate for picnics, and parties.

See TIP below for a vegetarian version of this salad.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh broccoli florets, cut up to bite size pieces
  • 2 carrots, shredded on a large eye shredder
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked to a crisp, and crumbled (or use bacon chips/crumbs)
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Light Mayonnaise (I use Hellmann’s Light)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbs sugar

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl combine all veggies.
  2. Toss with Cheddar cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, prepare the salad dressing, by mixing together mayonnaise, sour cream, and sugar.
  4. Add to broccoli salad mixture.
  5. Toss to coat.
  6. Sprinkle with bacon crumbs.
  7. Chill until serving.

Very refreshing veggie salad.

TIP:  For a vegetarian version of this salad, omit the bacon crumbs, and add chopped nuts or dried fruits, such walnuts and raisins, or cranberries.

Also, if you are not a big fan of mayonnaise, you may use Greek Yogurt.


Share This Post:
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • del.icio.us
  • Print this article!
  • Reddit

Related posts:

  1. Homemade Broccoli Cheese Soup – Recipe
  2. Light Ranch Coleslaw – Vegetarian Recipe
  3. Sweet and Sour Coleslaw – Vegetarian Recipe
  4. Refreshing Tomato Salad – Recipe
  5. Sauerkraut Salad – Recipe
Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Responses

  1. sheila

    March 30th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    1

    Skip the peppers and the sour cream i use raisins either yellow or black and i mix apple cider vinegar mayonnaise and sugar to make a col slaw type dressing and mix that in tastes awesome i think peppers would ruin this salad

  2. Suburban Grandma

    March 30th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    2

    Thank your for sharing your tips on improving this salad. I will definitely try your suggestions. It sounds wonderful.


RSS feed for comments on this post · TrackBack URI

Leave a reply

CommentLuv badge