Serve. Cut it into small, bite-sized florets. 1 large bunch of broccoli, cut into bite size florets, 1/2 cup diced orange bell pepper, optional. Enjoy over 3,000 recipes, entertaining tips, and travel adventures! Another talent of Susie’s is that she has always been an excellent cook. In a large bowl, combine noodles, veggies, raisins, and sunflower seeds. Add 1/2 cup of shredded or julienned carrots to the cauliflower and broccoli. Once assembled, the salad neds to chill as well - at least 1 hour before serving. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, Miracle Whip, vinegar, and sugar well. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Get family friendly recipes delivered straight to your inbox for FREE! Everyone always begs for the recipe and now I’m finally sharing it with you too! It's better to under-cook than overcook it. This didn't turn out like the typical broccoli salad I usually have at family gatherings—it's better. (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. class and use it to this day also with coleslaw salad, adding a little garlic powder and most of the time Balsamic Vin. Wrong spot man. Cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces and cut the onion into thin bite-size slices. Add the broccoli florets and stems and cover. And don’t even get me started with the creamy dressing combined with the crunchy chopped pecans. She’s a teacher, she loves to travel, she writes a book review blog called NOVEL VISITS, and she lives in the Northwest. To make your own dressing from scratch, combine mayo with sugar and vinegar, and whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved. It's a fresh, delicious salad as is, but feel free to add some bacon, raisins, or lightly toasted chopped walnuts or pecans for the extra crunch and flavor. Place the broccoli in a large bowl. Crunchy and creamy. Subscribe to receive all new recipes for dinners, desserts, breakfast, and more delivered right to your inbox! Add about 1/2 cup of raisins to the salad before tossing with the dressing. It’s done in 15 minutes and everyone will be begging you for the recipe! All the broccoli salads I found online called for a pre-mixed jar of dressing, so I first found out how to make some of that (mayo + sugar + white vinegar). Get it free when you sign up for our newsletter. Stir to mix well. Lee Tea (author) from Erie, PA on September 22, 2013: Why did you do that? Can be prepared up to a few hours in advance, but it's best to toss with the dressing about an hour before serving. Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. To really bring out the flavor this dish has to offer, prepare it early in the morning for an evening dinner, or make it in the evening and refrigerate overnight. I used to like bacon. Lee Tea (author) from Erie, PA on September 21, 2013: It wasn't wrong, I'm not a man, and who doesn't love bacon? Want to share a photo of what you’ve made? Use two heads of fresh broccoli. He’s a cutie. I find that I get the crispiest bacon by cooking it in the oven – not in a skillet on the stove top. Sunflower seeds are also an excellent choice. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Please leave a comment below and/or give this recipe a rating. On a diet… how many calories? I've bagged them and boiled them and steamed them with cheese. At our family reunion this summer, she brought this delicious Broccoli Salad to share (her creation after looking at a handful of recipes). In a large bowl toss together the broccoli florets, chopped bacon, orange bell pepper, cranberries, pecans, and onion. potato brocoli salad recipes, recipes for vegetable side dishes. This post may contain affiliate links. It’s full of all kinds of goodies, and it’s tossed in a creamy- but light- dressing. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, Miracle Whip, vinegar, and sugar well. And maybe hide a little in the fridge for yourself later. If you’re not already logged in, click the login link below and then click the camera icon on the comment form. I have a big sister, and her name is Susie. Coming in at only 117 calories versus 360 calories for regular potato salad, Potato Broccoli Salad is full of vitamin-rich broccoli and cherry tomatoes. Here’s what you’ll need to make this broccoli salad: The key to this recipe is crispy, not soggy, bacon. Our garden went a little nuts on the broccoli this year. (Is there nothing it can't fix?). I'm Lori Lange, recipe developer, cookbook author, and Mom. I guess I just really admire my big sis 🙂. Total Carbohydrate Chill for at least 1 hour before serving in a covered bowl. Great tip on how to prepare the bacon. Like is said – easy. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together mayo, sugar, and vinegar. Send me the latest recipes! Put in in a large bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over the potatoes while they are still warm and mix well. This Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon has everything your taste buds want, it’s crunchy and creamy, sweet and savory. I set up a college roommate once and she’s been happily married to the guy ever since. Potato Broccoli Salad with Vinaigrette is a light, delicious, and healthy change of pace from classic or traditional mayonnaise-based potato salad. For an alternative, less sweet dressing, combine 1 cup of sour cream with 1 cup of mayonnaise and a packet (1 ounce) of dry Ranch dressing mix. Looking for a few more delicious potluck ideas, try some of these reader favorite recipes: I’m excited for you to try this recipe for my favorite Broccoli Salad recipe! Recipe Girl®© 2020 , All Rights Reserved. As I got older, I often visited her in the summers, and we began to share recipes and talk on the phone a lot. A sweetened creamy mayonnaise dressing gives this easy salad loads of flavor. Cover with a dinner plate and microwave on high for 3 minutes. For an alternative, less sweet dressing, combine 1 cup of sour cream with 1 cup of mayonnaise and a packet (1 ounce) of dry Ranch dressing mix. But sorry girls… he’s taken. Never thought about baking it. Add just enough of the dressing to coat the broccoli- add a little, toss, add a little more- until you have coated the broccoli lightly with the dressing (you may not use it all). As a side dish for lunch, dinner, or a family gathering, this broccoli salad is sure to go fast—get yours before it's gone! on September 21, 2013: Sorry Miss Tea. Although I have a house of my own, it’s Susie’s house that is adorable. vegetable oil (such as canola or grapeseed oil), 1 medium head cauliflower (separated into small florets), 1 bunch broccoli (separated into florets or about 1 pound broccoli crowns). Lori Lange is a former elementary school teacher who traded the classroom for the kitchen when she founded the blog in 2006, which houses over 3,000 original and adapted recipes. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to My favorite version of the classic Broccoli Salad! I’ve been making a variation of this…..broccoli and cauliflower florets, grapes, and scallions.