Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Broccoli Salad

This is one of my husband's favorite dishes--it's great for picnics or family get-togethers.

  • 2 heads fresh broccoli, washed and sliced/cut into small pieces (We like pieces the size of small grapes)
  • 1 large red onion, finely diced
  • 8 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled or cut into small pieces (pre-cooked bacon works fine, and I cut it with scissors to speed up the process)
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup raisins (or more if you like raisins)
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise (or plain greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (or juice of 1 lemon)
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
Combine chopped broccoli, diced onion, crumbled/cut bacon, grated cheese, and raisin in a large mixing bowl or container. Stir to combine.

In a measuring cup, whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice, pepper, and salt. Pour over broccoli mixture, stirring well. Serve immediately or regfrigerate--I think it tastes best the first day.

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