Crunchy Broccoli Salad

I’m not normally a salad eater.  Unless it’s a really creative salad.  If it’s something a little bit out of the ordinary with a delicious dressing then I can devour it.  So the other day I decided to make a salad to serve alongside some turkey burgers for dinner since I am trying to get my family to eat more vegetables, and I came up with this raw broccoli salad.  I hada  bunch of broccoli that needed to be used and I made a coleslaw-like dressing to serve with it.  It’s definitely got some crunch to it, the dressing is slightly sweet and slightly tangy, oh and did I mention the salad has bacon in it?  It also has raisins – which you can omit if someone doesn’t like raisins, but I thought they would go well with the salad.  KB even ate a bunch of it before he realized there were raisins in it (he’s not fond of raisins).

Anyways, this recipe is super easy – just make the dressing and chop the veggies and you’re golden.

In a medium bowl, add mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper.

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Add broccoli, bacon, cheese, onions, sliced almonds, and raisins to the same bowl on top of the dressing.

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Mix well to combine.

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Enjoy!

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Recipe:

3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar (I actually used a jalepeno – white balsamic vinegar so this is interchangeable)
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups broccoli florets – cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 cup diced cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sweet white onion – diced
1/4 cup sliced almonds
5 slices bacon – crispy and crumbled
1/3 cup raisins (can be omitted)

Mix the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.  Add broccoli, cheese, onion, almonds, bacon and raisins.  Mix well to combine.

Enjoy!

Caroline