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Broccoli Salad

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No fancy serving dishes for this salad.

I took this up to the Marnie’s house on the lake!   And it was so good I made it again today for lunch.  It’s hard to tell but there are grapes and raisins and sunflower seeds in there.  There’s also some bacon, but you can totally leave it out.

The dressing is a classic combo of may0, sugar, and white vinegar.  Mix it all together and chill.  Done.

This was in Family Circle’s August 2009 edition and try as I might I couldn’t find a link, so here you go.

1 cup mayo

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon white vinegar

7 cups broccoli

1 pound bacon

1 cup seedless red grapes

1 cup raisins

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 small red onion

A word about broccoli and men:  I can count on Jake eating green beans, corn, or carrots.  Maybe zucchini or spinach if it’s hidden in a casserole with copious amounts of cheese and/or meat.  I never dreamed that he would eat broccoli salad.  I mean, seriously, it’s the main ingredient and the first word in the title; there’s no hiding that.  Of course I was surprised when he asked what was in the salad.  I asked him what ingredient would make him not eat it.  His reply:  carrots.  I was astonished.  Carrots are in the big three.  What was I missing?  I happened to have a carrot in my hand, so obviously that influenced his response.

I want to say that the moral of the story is that if you want a man to eat vegetables cover them in bacon, but I don’t want anyone to think that I really believe that applies to all men.  Here’s hoping you get my point.

Eat Well and Savor.




About Monica

A court reporter who likes to cook, and travel, and go to the spa, and read, and spoil her dog.

One response »

  1. I love broccoli salad. Thanks for the recipe.


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