Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Broccoli, bacon, peanuts, and raisins???? I was skeptical that this mishmash of ingredients would taste anything resembling good the first time I tried Broccoli Salad but I was so wrong. This is one of my favorite salads and thought this would be the perfect time to share it with you since it is a great addition to a Memorial Day cookout.
Bite size florets of broccoli are tossed with peanuts, bacon, and raisins (you can also use some green onion for a little bite) and then coated in a dressing akin to a cole slaw dressing. This salad is really about texture and combining crunchy, chewy, salty, and sweet. While not low fat or particularly healthy, the abundance of raw broccoli always makes me feel like I am eating something that is good for me. Definately one of my favorite ways to get in a serving of veggies!
4 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup peanuts (I use lightly salted)
1/2 cup raisins
8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup mayo (I use reduced fat)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Combine all ingredients and chill.