Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Recipe by Request ~ Broccoli Salad

Here is the recipe for you, Betsy! (And anyone else who may want it. :) Hope you enjoy!

Broccoli Salad

-2 lbs. fresh broccoli
-1/2 lb. bacon
-8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
-1/2 mild red onion
-1 cup mayonnaise
-1/2 cup sugar (this much sugar made it a little too sweet for us - next time we'll be decreasing the amount!)
-2 Tbsp. vinegar

Wash and drain broccoli. Trim and cut into 1-in. pieces. Fry bacon until crisp, drain and crumble. Mix mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar, stirring until sugar dissolves. Toss with broccoli, bacon, cheese and onion. Coat all of broccoli well. Serve immediately.


  1. AnonymousJune 06, 2012

    Love broccoli salad! I make mine with cauliflower and leave out the bacon, and I use Parmasean cheese instead of mozzarella. I'll have to try this one ~ it looks good. I cut back on the sugar a little too. :-)

  2. AnonymousJune 06, 2012

    Looks yummy :0)

  3. Thank you, Sarah...this looks yummy and easy! It will be on our summer table for sure!

    ~ Betsy

  4. Sarah, this sounds wonderful. I am always looking for ways to add a little green to our meals.
    Have a blessed day.

  5. We really like broccoli salad as well, Mrs. Anne, and we have another recipe that uses cauliflower in it, too. Your recipe sounds good! I'll have to give it a try sometime. :)

  6. You’re welcome, Betsy! Hope you all enjoy it. :)

  7. I hope that you enjoy this salad, Ellen! And may you have a blessed day as well!

  8. Oh my word, Sarah. We made the broccoli salad over the weekend, and it was absolutely delicious! Everyone down to my youngest son loved it! I made just a few modifications...I had some lovely purple cabbage in the fridge that I chopped and tossed in with the broccoli. And I cut the sugar in half. We served it with a pan of your delicious cornbread, and what a satisfying meal it was!

    Speaking of cabbage, one really easy finger-food salad that we love is this: we cut cabbage into slices, spread mayo on them, and sprinkle with dill. Delicious! We find that green cabbage holds up better in slices; the purple cabbage likes to fall apart. But either one tastes delicious!

    ~ Betsy

  9. This was really good, Sarah, as my Mom stated above! I think it would be delicious with some raisins and pine nuts added to it. This recipe is definitely a keeper!


  10. I am glad that you enjoyed it so much, Betsy! The modifications that you made sound good . . . this salad seems like it would work well with many variations. I’m glad you enjoy the cornbread recipe, too! It’s one of our favorites.

    Thank you for sharing the ‘cabbage finger-food salad’ idea! I can’t quite imagine what it would taste like, but I might have to give it a try. :) Especially if we try growing cabbage sometime!

  11. Glad you liked it, Bianca! The additions you mention sound like they would be delicious . . . I wouldn’t have thought of adding those!


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