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Broccoli Salad

Recipe Information
S. Chokel

Serves/Makes:6 or more

  • 4 cups (950 ml) fresh broccoli, florettes, cut into bite-sized manageable pieces
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water chestnuts, sliced
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) green onions, sliced into 1/4 inchs, use some of the green ends
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) apple chunks
  • 1 cup (225 ml) halved green grapes
  • 1 cup (225 ml) halved red grapes
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) red onion, that has been chopped and soaked in cold water for 20 minutes, and drained.
  • 8 to 12 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) walnuts or pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) mayonnaise, (not salad dressing, as it will break down and "weep" too much in the salad)
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • In a large mixing bowl, add and toss together, the broccoli, florettes, celery, water chestnuts, green onions, green grapes, red grapes, apple, red onion, bacon, walnuts or pecans, and set aside.
  • Next in a medium mixing bowl, mix together and blend well the mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice, cider vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the dressing mixture over the broccoli mixture and gently toss and fold in the dressing until all the vegetalbes are coated.
  • Chill for 3-4 hours before serving.
Note: You can use other vegetable in conjunction with the broccoli, such as kohlrabi, cauliflower, turnips, jicama, or even packaged cabbage slaw mixes. Cut or slice the additonal choices into bite-sized pieces or julienned. Also, dried cherries, cranberries, or raisins are an excellent addition. Add sunflower seeds or slivered almonds.. this is a very versatile salad, a good one to finish up tag ends of leftover vegetables or fruits. Even pineapple in it is delicious!