Deli Style Fresh Broccoli Salad

Deli Style Fresh Broccoli Salad

Crunchy deli style fresh broccoli salad and you get to control the ingredients.  Make it your self and take it to the party. Take the recipe with you.

Summer is coming and you will need a go to side for the family and company. Take it to that pot luck summer event and you will be the only one without the potato or macaroni salad.

Based on a Food Network Paula Deen Broccoli Salad recipe. I varied the ingredients a little. I include some options for ingredients that you can vary for your taste.

Rating

rating system 4

A very solid 4.

Notes: There are a lot of recipes out there. The original Paul Deen recipe was a little heavy in vinegar, heavy in cheese and had some tomatoes. I have modified these some and I included options for you to customize for your tastes.

For a “Healthy Broccoli Salad”, substitute a low fat mayo product, cut the bacon substitute in a diced ham or Canadian bacon or just skip the meat.

This is an excellent recipe to cut in half or double for your needs.

wash and trim broccoli

Start by washing and trimming the broccoli. Trim of the florets off and cut smaller if needed.

peel and trim stems also

Don’ throw the stem away. Trim off the leaves and the tough peal then cut into 1/2 inch cubes. You need 6-8 cups for a full recipe. That is 3-4 small heads or 2 large heads.

cook bacon bits

Cut up 8 slices of bacon and cook until crispy over medium high heat. About 5 minutes. Drain the bacon on a paper towel.

Mix ingredients well

Additional ingredients: 1/2 cup (one medium) red onion chopped.  1/4 to 1/2 cup sharp cheddar in small cubes. Optional: 1/2 cup of halved cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup gold raisins, 1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Deli Style Fresh Broccoli Salad

Make dressing with 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 t salt, 1/4 t pepper, 1-2 T white vinegar and 1-2 T sugar. Vary the sugar and vinegar for your taste. Mix well then combine with all other ingredients.

Deli Style Fresh Broccoli Salad
 
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Crunchy deli style fresh broccoli salad and you get to control the ingredients. Make it your self and take it to the party. Take the recipe with you.
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 6-8 cups Broccoli trimmed
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 medium (1/2 cup) red onion
  • ¼ to ½ cup sharp cheddar small cubes
Optional
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes halves
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
Dressing
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ t salt
  • ¼ t pepper
  • 1-2 T sugar
  • 1-2 T white vinegar
Instructions
  1. Start by washing and trimming the broccoli. Trim of the florets off and cut smaller if needed. Don' throw the stem away. Trim off the leaves and the tough peal then cut into ½ inch cubes. You need 6-8 cups for a full recipe. That is 3-4 small heads or 2 large heads.
  2. Cut up 8 slices of bacon and cook until crispy over medium high heat. About 5 minutes. Drain the bacon on a paper towel.
  3. Additional ingredients: ½ cup (one medium) red onion chopped. ¼ to ½ cup sharp cheddar in small cubes. Optional: ½ cup of halved cherry tomatoes, ½ cup gold raisins, ½ cup sunflower seeds
  4. Make dressing with 1 cup mayonnaise, ½ t salt, ¼ t pepper, 1-2 T white vinegar and 1-2 T sugar. Vary the sugar and vinegar for your taste. Mix well then combine with all other ingredients.

Last Updated
October 18 2014

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