The culinary adventures of a 20-something woman navigating the wonderful world of food!

The culinary adventures of a 20-something year old woman navigating the wonderful world of food!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Broccoli Salad

            As many of you know, about a year ago I started a new career as a real estate agent for Sutton Group Right Way in Woodstock. From day one, I absolutely loved my new career; but it wasn't until almost 8 months after I started that I knew I had definitely made the right choice. Why, you ask? The Christmas potluck at our office. It had every type of food imaginable, and everything was top notch. But the one dish that stood out for me was the broccoli salad. It was perfect. Except for the fact that the maker of said broccoli salad couldn't remember where she got the recipe.
              For the past few months, I have been trying to find the perfect broccoli salad recipe. Well friends, I have found it - I have combined two recipes to make the BEST salad. And it has been worth waiting for! Bring this dish to a potluck, get-together or whatever your heart fancies and wait for the praise to begin. Enjoy!

2 heads broccoli, chopped/torn into small pieces (about 1/2" pieces)
3/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt (or extra mayo)
2 tbsp white vinegar
1/8 cup + 1 tbsp white sugar
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins (or dried cranberries)
8 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
1/2 cup red onion, diced
grated sharp cheddar cheese

1. In a small bowl, combine mayo, yogurt, vinegar and sugar.
2. In a large bowl, mix broccoli with mayo blend. Add remaining ingredients. Chill in fridge for 1 hour or overnight before serving.

Source: Adapted from two recipes on

1 comment:

  1. This is a winner!
    Try a baby spinach salad,dried cranberries, feta cheese, slivered almonds,lightly seasoned croutons with a walnut/raspberry dressing( before serving)....also nice.....from" Retired and Free"
    p.s. gonna try the funeral cookies, ha,ha