"This is a yummy summer salad that uses an interesting combination of fruits, vegetables and meats. Before you decide you won't like it, try it. You'll be pleasantly surprised. You can add an extra head of broccoli, if you like." — Nora
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Very tasty salad. Sweet like a coleslaw. I followed the recipe to the letter, except that I think I put in a bit more broccoli, used red wine vinegar, and I heeded the warning of others and went easy on the onion. I found that just after I mixed it up, the onion was very strong. I made it up the evening before I was going to use it, and the next day, the onion flavor was barely noticeable. I ended up adding more onion. I think that either the vinegar or the mayo chemically "cooked" the onion and mellowed it out. With this salad, I would say that it's important that it sit for at least a few hours in the refrigerator before serving to let the onions settle down.
Very plain. And way too many onions. Would be better with a few modifications. Less sugar, less onion, and some salt.
This is a great recipe and is almost identical to one I've been making for years. I only use 1/4 of the red onion, otherwise it is too strong for our taste; also, I use sunflower seeds and apple cider vinegar instead of almonds and white wine vinegar. For an absolutely awesome pasta salad, add (2) 9-oz. pkgs. of cheese-filled tortellini, cooked al dente, then well-drained and cooled. It makes a terrific picnic and potluck pasta salad and always gets rave reviews.
This is an awesome salad. I do tweek it a bit. I use golden raisins or red grapes instead of raisin. I also use 1/4 cup sour cream with 3/4 cup mayo, to lighten the dressing a bit. It is an awesome salad that always gets raves and devoured very time I serve it. My dutch friends have never had a dish like this and always request I bring this to their BBQ parties. This is a wonderful salad.
Very good recipe, however, I did make a few modifications. I used turkey bacon, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds in place of the bacon, raisins & almonds. I reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup, and used Balsamic vinegar. My husband, who won't touch a raisin and thought he didn't like dried cranberries, asked for seconds!! Next time I will try it with reduced fat mayonaise.
A WONDERFUL recipe! Over these many years this has become one of my family's traditional Christmas dinner salads. I use red-wine vinegar, hot water "plumped" golden raisins and toasted sunflower seeds. "Wheat berries" are also a good choice to use in this salad. You can prepare everything a day ahead, refrigerate in a plastic bag with a towel in the bottom--to keep the vegetables crisp, and assemble just before serving--my option, to save last-minute preparation time. [This year, 2003, I used cashew nuts and my family said it was the best I had ever made!]
Very versatile and portable, used diet mayo, the raisins really add to it but soften by running under hot water in a sieve to plump them up.
Healthy and Yummy!! Got too happy with the bulk food section and bought too many almonds and raisons and sprinkled them on top, looked REALLY good!
FABULOUS!!!!!! Next time, I will reduce the amount of the sugar or use Splenda. I thought it was a tad sweet but oh so good. I cannot wait to make this again for friends and can see this becoming a mainstay at BBQ's and potlucks. Looks so pretty too. I have to admit I just had some for breakfast and even the leftovers were great. Also, used real bacon bits instead of frying some up and ready cut up fresh broccoli from Sams Club. Saved a lot of prep time.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fresh Broccoli Salad
Serving Size: 1/9 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 9
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 244
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Fresh broccoli with lots of bacon, grapes, almonds, and a sweet, tangy dressing.
This tasty salad is perfect for potlucks and buffets.