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.....
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)