Broccoli Salad is loaded with flavor and textures. The addition of Pepitas and raisins add a little crunch and a soft chew to this delicious salad. You could substitute the Pepitas for crushed walnuts or pecans if you prefer.
Our first planting of broccoli has been harvested. Most of it went into the freezer for the winter, I kept some out of the freezer to eat fresh as snacks and to make this delicious cool Summer salad. The ingredients for Broccoli Salad come together beautifully to give you lots of flavor and texture. Consider it a wonderful new version of an old classic. We’re going to make Broccoli Salad together so let’s gather the ingredients.
Broccoli Salad Ingredients:
- 1 head fresh broccoli
- 8 slices cooked crumbled bacon
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup cheddar cheese either crumbled or cut into small chunks
- 1/2 cup pepitas or crushed walnuts, pecans or pumpkin seeds (your choice)
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
We start the recipe by trimming the leaves off of a head of broccoli and breaking the head down into stalks. Cut the broccoli heads from the stalks and separate them into bite size florets. Place the florets in a bowl and rinse them well with water then pat them dry with paper towels. Place the florets in a large bowl along with the crumbled cheddar cheese, cooked crumbled bacon, diced red onion, raisins, pepitos, walnuts or pecans which ever your using to make the salad.
Place the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar in a small bowl. Whisk the ingredients together until they are smooth and well combined. Pour the dressing over the bowl of salad ingredients and fold it into the salad until the ingredients are covered in the dressing evenly. Place the Broccoli Salad in the refrigerate to chill a couple hours before serving.
My husband Paul had a little taste of this as he was heading out the door, he promptly came back in and grabbed a bowl full. There’s just something about summertime and a satisfying cool salad like this to hit the spot in the heat. Broccoli Salad, it’s what’s for dinner and it’s delicious, Enjoy!