Friday, February 20, 2009

Broccoli Salad

Now is the time for leafy, green, winter vegetables! We've harvested our broccoli, and in my search for broccoli salad, I couldn't find one I liked 'entirely'. So I created my own recipe!

1 bunch of fresh broccoli.
Rinsed and broken into bite sized pieces (6 cups)
1 Small onion, minced
(1/2 cup)
Sliced Almonds (1/4 cup)
I don't even like almonds! :) But it adds the perfect "nutty" flavor
1/2 cup raisins (for sweetness)
6 slices of crispy bacon, chopped or crumbled :)
(1/2 cup)
In a separate bowl, combine:
1/2 cup mayo
2 TBsp yogurt (plain or vanilla) {this adds lightness}
1/4 cup sugar
1 TBsp red wine vinegar
Add the dressing to the salad...
Lastly, add 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
This was the "hit" at the dinner table last night. I served it alongside fried porkchops, and my Dad said he was enjoying the salad more than the porkchops!
.......hey, it took me an hour to cook that meat! offense taken :)
Anyway, next time I'll double the recipe!
This makes 6 servings


Rachel and Jessica said...

Wow Mia, that looks great! It's fun to make up your own recipes sometimes! =:) Ha, My dad does the same thing! =;) He He! Thank you for sharing the recipe!


Emily said...

It looks delicious! :) Can't wait to try the recipe!

Abigail and Lydia said...

That looks very yummy! I still make your breadsticks often. They are so good. I just made them last night!:)

Jenna said...

Ohhh! Our family loves broccoli salad:) That is awesome that you made up your own recipe...I think that I'm going to have to try your version soon~


Laurie Rogers said...

Yay, Mia! Another wonderful recipe for my daughter to try! She makes your fabulous breadsticks often. They are so good in the afternoon with a cup of tea.
Mrs. Laurie

Anonymous said...

Mia, this sounds delicious!

And I wish I lived nearby because I'd love to come and help you restore your little cottage.


Caroline said...

Hi! My mom found your blog yesterday and we have really enjoyed looking around. I will definately be back to visit often!


BreezyTulip said...

Oh delicious! That looks splendid - just irresistible! I'll have to copy that into my cookbook and try it soon. It's making my mouth water. ;)


Madison said...

Looks delicious Mia! :)


Miss Jen said...

This looks delicious!!!
I love broccoli salad...and look forward to trying this recipe. I like your addition of cheddar cheese...ummmm it sounds and looks yummy!!Thanks ever so much for sharing. Hope you are doing well, dear friend. :)

Love Your Sister-in-Christ,
Miss Jen

Abigail and Lydia said...

Yummy! I love broccoli saled!! I love how you put pictures of all the recipes you post, they are all so pretty and cozy looking!

In Christ,

Lisa said...

Wow Mia! That looks Soooooo great! I love broccoli salad. That recipe looks a lot like the one my mom makes....Tell me, what was it about the other ones that you DIDN'T like? Just curious. Keep up the wonderful job on the blog hon, you have DEFINITELY found (one?) of your "nitches"!!

Joelle said...

Mmmmm, wow! That's looks amazing!

Trinity Mommy said...

This looks so yummy!!! I think that I may make some this afternoon! Thanks for sharing with us :)

Storybook Woods said...

Thank you for the recipe. I think my girls would love this. Clarice

Laney said...

This looks SO yummy! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed weekend!


Mia said...

Thank you for your lovely comments!
I hope y'all get to try it (its terribly delicious and addicting!lol)
Ms. Lisa,
A few things I didn't like in other recipes: {this is definetely personal preference!}
* Blanching or steaming the broccoli.
I'd rather eat the broccoli raw; it's so satisfying (crunchy :) plus, all the vitamin/nutrient content.
*Added mayo and vinegar.
Alot of recipes I found use double the mayo and vinegar--I just wanted it to be lighter and healthier.
*Ingredient choice.
I use red wine vinegar to compliment the sweetness of the raisins and yogurt, and almonds to add a nutty flavor.
There are many (yummy) ways to make broccoli salad, but used different ingredients/portions so it will be healthy, but have tons of flavor.
....*sigh* now I'm craving some!
Thanks for the question Ms. Lisa, and I'll see you at church!

In Christ,

Neesie said...

Hello Mia!
Thank you for visiting my blog.
:-) I love the look of your blog. Especially all of the old photographs! That salad is making me hungry..:-)

Civil Folks said...

The only problem with that salad is that we weren't invited to share! Had a great trip to Maryland, anxious to see you all again.

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Hannah said...

That looks so delicious!