Broccoli Salad

Broccoli is one of my favorite veggies and broccoli salad rates in the TOP 10 favorite salads! I posted my recipe during Easter and I had several comments and questions, SO I thought I would do a more detailed post as I am making it tonight for dinner. It is fresh & yummy!

The trick (or big difference)  to MY salad is that you blanch the broccoli for 2 mins to bring out the bright green color and to lightly cook. It is still crisp just more tender.  P4100031Isn’t the color amazing?
The broccoli on the left has been blanched and the right is raw.

2 heads broccoli
6 slices bacon, crisp & crumbled
1/2 c golden raisins
1/2 c toasted almonds
1 small red onion, chopped fine
1 c mayo
1/4 c honey
2 Tb vinegar
Blanch broccoli for 2-3 mins remove submerge in cold water. Once cool add red onion and raisins to broccoli. Mix dressing and pour 1/4 to 1/2 onto broccoli mix and chill. Just before serving add almonds & crumbled bacon and additional dressing (if needed). Makes a great addition to any spring or summer meal. Enjoy!




  1. Shamrocks and Shenanigans says:

    sorry I thought I was pasting my signature and copied something entirely else…
    Lets try this again!
    never seen it with the broccoli blanched! I will have to try it. My family loves the raw broccoli for the crunch (we love crunchy things)

    I will also have to try with red wine vinegar. I use rice vinegar. I have the same post and am laughing because my honey bear is upside down in the picture too! We use so much honey! (Or rather I use so much honey)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Shamrocks and Shenanigans

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