Monday, May 16, 2011

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli is in season right now, and we've been able to pick the best broccoli ever from our garden.  The heads are nice and full and the stems are so tender.  Wow.  Springtime always calls for a delicious broccoli salad at our house.

Pick 2 beautiful heads of broccoli--from your garden if you are lucky, or at your local grocery store.
Wash and chop up.  You can peel the big stems and chop those up too, or save to use in a broccoli slaw salad another day.
Add: 1/4-1/2 cup craisins, or fresh grapes
1/4-1/2 cup diced cooked ham, or crispy bacon (about 6 strips)
1/4-1/2 cup sunflower seeds or cashews
1 bunch green onions, sliced (kitchen shears make slicing green onions quick and easy)

Make a dressing with:
1 cup mayonnaise-- light works great too (you can also substitute half of the mayo with plain nonfat yogurt)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
Whisk dressing ingredients together.  Pour over salad. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Serve with some yummy rolls or bread to complete the meal. 

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