Sunday, October 18, 2009

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

I like this salad. It is the perfect odd combination of tastes. Dan's Dad liked this one too when he came down.
I am pretty sure this is an old salad that has been around for ever. But of course every recipe I found was a lil different so I just threw the main ingredients together to make my own. This salad is best when you eye ball measurements and make it to taste....But here are my rough estimates.....

Salad Ingredients
6 cups broccoli florets chopped into bite size pieces
3/4 cup diced purple onion
2 green apples sliced and diced about same size as broccoli ( about 2 cups)
1/2 cup or so of raisins
10 or so slices of bacon cooked and crumbled up

Dressing (again, make to taste)
1- 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup skim milk
3 TB apple cider vinegar or lemon juice (or both)
2 TB sugar (add one TB, taste, then add 2nd if you want.)
salt and pepper

-After cutting all fruits and veggies, combine all salad ingredients but the bacon in a bowl.
-Set bacon aside for later
-In a separate bowl, whisk all dressing ingredients together, adding more or less of each ingredient to satisfy your taste.
-Should be creamy but a lil runny too.
-Pour dressing into salad mix. May or may not use all dressing. But keep in mind some of the dressing will get soaked up too.
-Put in refrigerator for an hour or two.
-When ready to serve, top with crumbled bacon.
(also good with sunflower seeds, or almonds sprinkled on top too)

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