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Old 07-28-2012, 06:19 AM
 
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This is one of those recipes that had I never tasted it I wouldn't have made it ((( broccoli and grapes??? YUCK))), but it is SOOOO good, and so worth passing on.

A friend of mine brought this to a cookout several years ago, and now I make it for every family get together and for my dad's birthday (he's 91 ). It is his favorite

It makes a large amount, but cutting the recipe in 1/2 is very easy.

BROCCOLI DELIGHT SALAD

1 large bunch fresh broccoli, cut into small pieces ~4 to 5 cups
1 cup seedless grapes, halved (can also use raisins, but I prefer the grapes. Use the red for color)
1/4 cup diced red onion (optional)
10 strips bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds

Dressing:
1/2 cup mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
3-4 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp white vinegar

Mix and refrigerate for an hour or so to let the flavors come together.

Hope you try it and enjoy it!
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:29 AM
 
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Add blue cheese crumbles and replace almonds with walnuts, Yes you'll be singing my praises after you taste it.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:25 AM
 
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Add blue cheese crumbles and replace almonds with walnuts, Yes you'll be singing my praises after you taste it.
I have used walnuts b4, but never the blue cheese (my favorite dressing) Gonna have to give that a try!
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I've made this with cheddar chunks or even grated cheddar. And I put grapes in almost every cold salad, especially chicken salad. My family loves it.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I use dried cranberries, versus grapes or raisins, for tang. I also omit the sugar.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I like broccoli salad but I'm not wild about the texture of raw broccoli. I blanch the broccoli for a couple of minutes and plunge into an ice bath. Gives it that nice bright green color and still has lots of crunch. I've also had variations of the salad with mandarin oranges and raisins. Good stuff!
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