Friday, March 26, 2010

Broccoli Salad

A luncheon of fresh spring salads just can't be beat, and this one is a definite southern favorite.

Broccoli Salad

1 large bunch broccoli, broken into florets
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup cashews
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar

In a large bowl, combine first 4 ingredients. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar; and pour over broccoli mixture. Toss until dressing covers entire mixture. Refrigerate several hours before serving so dressing will marinate broccoli. Note: For variation, add 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled; replace cashews with 1/4 cup chopped pecans.


hip chick said...

this sounds delicious. I might try to replace some of the mayo with plain low fat yogurt and maybe use honey instead of sugar just to lighten things up. thank you for sharing. I love broccoli salads.

Love Being a Nonny said...

Yes, it is a southern favorite. Our family has enjoyed it for years! I use slivered almonds instead of cashews though. Thanks for reminding me of the recipe. I am going to add it to our Easter menu! Have a blessed weekend!

Preppy Mama said...

Mmmmm, sounds delicious!! I am definitely going to try this.

Judy said...

This is almost the exact recipe I use and this is such a great salad!


Megan said...

This is a yummy salad... I usually make it with spanish peanuts but I'm sure that the cashews add a lot of flavor!

Rach said...

Looks so fresh and wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Yummy, Melissa! This is one of my favorites. I love pea salad too.


Anonymous said...

that sounds so yummy! thanks for sharing melissa!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I love broccoli salad! My recipe is similar, although I use your variation with bacon and pecans. I also add a chopped Red Delicious apple. I think the apple makes all the difference.

I used to work with a lady who loved my broccoli salad. She laughingly joked that whenever she died, for me to place a little cup full of it in one of her hands and a fork in the other just in case!! :)

I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog. I'm also an Alabamian and a member of the Church. It's nice to find someone with like faith. You are such an inspiration to me through your work as a wife, daughter, mother, and above all, a Christian. I often wonder how you do all the things you do, but then I remember, "I can do all things throught Christ who strengthenth me."

Kristen said...

This is one of my favorite recipes! I've never made it with cashews, but with unsalted sunflower seeds, shredded cheddar cheese and red grapes! Every time I make it I get excited for leftovers - and then there never is any!

PaperFlora2 said...

this is one of my favorite salads..

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