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Broccoli makes this the best salad

"Broccoli-Bacon Salad" is one of the best salads I've ever had, made with fresh broccoli
"Broccoli-Bacon Salad" is one of the best salads I've ever had, made with fresh broccoli
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How much do you like broccoli? This vegetable is one that many like, though there's some that have reservations about it. It's a vegetable that's very healthy, full of vitamin C and calcium. While it's great steamed, I like it raw, which leads into the recipe I'm sharing, which is for "Broccoli-Bacon Salad".

When you look at this list of ingredients, you can see why I state that this makes the best salad! To begin, you cut a head of broccoli into flowerettes. If you like your broccoli a bit finer, this can be chopped to the consistency you choose. This gets combined with cheddar cheese and cooked bacon. Separately, you mix Miracle Whip salad dressing with some sugar and vinegar. Then at serving time, the dressing is tossed with the broccoli mixture. This makes a fabulous salad for lunch, served with crackers or some fresh bread.

You see in the recipe that it calls for 1/4 cup of sugar. This can be adjusted to your own taste, though I find this to be a correct amount. If you have to avoid sugar, Splenda would work well here. If you wanted to, you could be creative with this salad and add cauliflower or raisins, either dark or light. This makes this salad surprisingly good, too. I also like to add sunflower seeds. You can show lots of creativity to this salad and even those that don't care for broccoli may find that they'll like it once they taste this salad!

Speaking of broccoli, I shared a recipe a while back for "Holiday Broccoli". Looking at the calendar, the holidays will be here before too long, so this is a recipe to have handy for then! To get this recipe, follow this link:

http://www.examiner.com/article/broccoli-that-celebrates-the-holidays

See for yourself why this salad, in my opinion, is ranked as the best!

BROCCOLI-BACON SALAD

  • 1 bunch broccoli, washed and dried
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Cut the broccoli into flowerettes or chop into bite-sized pieces. Combine with cheese and bacon. Separately, combine the bacon, Miracle Whip, sugar and vinegar. When ready to serve, toss this with the vegetables. Yield: about 6 servings.

Variations: For a variation, add 1 head of cauliflower, that's been washed, dried and cut into flowerettes, 1/2 cup raisins, and 1/4 cup sunflower seeds.