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Fresh Broccoli Salad

by DrDan at 101 Cooking for Two March-13-2012

A crispy and fresh side for all occasions. Vary for your tastes and needs and ready in 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 6-8 cups Broccoli trimmed
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 medium (1/2 cup) red onion
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sharp cheddar small cubes
Optional
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halves
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
Dressing
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1-2 T sugar
  • 1-2 T white vinegar

Instructions

1) Start by washing and trimming the broccoli. Trim of the florets off and cut smaller if needed. Don' throw the stem away. Trim off the leaves and the tough peal then cut into 1/2 inch cubes. You need 6-8 cups for a full recipe. That is 3-4 small heads or 2 large heads.

2) Cut up 8 slices of bacon and cook until crispy over medium high heat. About 5 minutes. Drain the bacon on a paper towel.

3) Additional ingredients: 1/2 cup (one medium) red onion chopped. 1/4 to 1/2 cup sharp cheddar in small cubes. Optional: 1/2 cup of halved cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup gold raisins, 1/2 cup sunflower seeds

4) Make dressing with 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 t salt, 1/4 t pepper, 1-2 T white vinegar and 1-2 T sugar. Vary the sugar and vinegar for your taste. Mix well then combine with all other ingredients.

Details

Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 5 mins Total time: 20 mins Yield: 10 servings