Best Ever Broccoli Salad (With Video)

The Best Ever Broccoli Salad is a simple recipe combining broccoli, bacon, raisins, onion and nuts. They come together in the most amazing summer salad yet. The sweet and creamy dressing really makes this the perfect summer side that you won’t be able to get enough of!

The Best Ever Broccoli Salad is a simple recipe combining broccoli, bacon, raisins, onion and nuts. They come together in the maximum extremely good summer time salad yet. The sweet and creamy dressing really makes this the fine summer season side which you won't be capable of get enough of!

Several years ago we got together with Chad’s relatives for a family reunion.  A quaint gathering at my mother in law’s house to spent time together and enjoy each others company while we ate and played.

Chad’s family from California drove in and brought a few dishes with them.  I remember the first time I saw it…  Fresh broccoli with dressing, onions and pine nuts.  I had never seen such a thing and dove right in.

Oh it was a good thing I did.  It was pure heaven.  I asked his aunt Karen and his cousin Shelly what this divine creation was.  Broccoli Salad!  Who knew?  Well after about 6 bowls I asked for the recipe.

To be honest I never wrote it down but I have remembered that salad for almost 7 years now.  Once summer was upon us I knew I needed to create my own broccoli salad and I did.  It is as amazing as I remember.

The combination of fresh broccoli, bacon, plump raisins, red onion and roasted pine nuts create the most amazing summer salad yet.  The sweet and creamy dressing really makes this the perfect summer side!

To be honest, no one in my house was interested in eating it.  So…  I may have enjoyed this salad for lunch and dinner for almost a week!  Oh my word it is amazing.

http://amzn.to/2npi3zd

Speaking of simple recipes, of course our new cookbook { The Simple Kitchen – available to order now}is packed with delicious, easy recipes.

The Simple Kitchen is loaded with greater than 75 BRAND NEW recipes and a hand complete of circle of relatives favorites too.

Eight chapters with a complete of eighty brief and easy recipes which is probably bursting with taste!!!

Every recipe has a picture as a way to make your mouth water. It has gradual cooker food, one-pot recipes, brief dinners, easy appetizers, cakes and further!!!

And we have covered kitchen pointers to make dinnertime less worrying.

We are so excited to share our recipes with you!!! So, don’t wait. Go and grab yours today! The Simple Kitchen <– click here to order.

http://amzn.to/2npi3zd

WHERE TO ORDER:

Amazon Barnes & Noble Books-a-Million IndieBound

  • Blanching the broccoli does take a few minutes but it is so worth it!
  • For a thicker dressing you can omit the lemon juice.
  • If you don’t prefer pine nuts you can use chopped pecans or walnuts.

Enjoy!

With love from our simple kitchen to yours.

Do you ❤ love ❤ TSRI?  Don’t miss another recipe.  Click here toSubscribe to The Slow Roasted Italian by Email and receive new recipes in your inbox every day!

Don’t miss a thing! Follow us onFacebook|Twitter|Pinterest| Instagram ❤

BROCCOLI SALAD

Check out more of our favorite summer salad recipes:

Greek Tortellini Salad

Orange Honey Rainbow Fruit Salad

Olive Garden Salad Want to see how to make this Best Ever Broccoli Salad? Watch the video!

Yield: 12Author: Donna Elick

The Best Ever Broccoli Salad

The Best Ever Broccoli Salad is a simple recipe combining broccoli, bacon, raisins, onion and nuts. They come together in the maximum extremely good summer time salad yet. The sweet and creamy dressing really makes this the fine summer season side which you won’t be capable of get enough of!

  • 3 pounds fresh broccoli florets, washed
  • 1 cup bacon crumbles
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup toasted pine nuts (or your favorite nut)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Add broccoli and cook for 30 seconds.  Drain water and rinse with ice cold water or place broccoli in an ice bath.  Drain and set aside.
  2. Reserve a small handful of bacon, raisins and pine nuts for garnish.
  3. In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, lemon juice, salt and pepper.  Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  4. Place broccoli, onion and remaining raisins in a large bowl.  Pour dressing over top.  Toss to coat.  Chill.
  5. When ready to serve add nuts and bacon and toss well.  Garnish with reserved bacon, raisins and pine nuts.  Serve and enjoy!

DONNA’S NOTES

  1. Broccoli is even better if you blanch it first (boil quickly and then chill), but you can make this recipe with fresh broccoli too.
  2. If you prefer your salad crisper:  add onions and raisins to dressing and chill until ready to serve.  When serving assemble salad as instructed above.

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2014/06/best-ever-broccoli-salad.html

Recipe developed by Donna Elick The Slow Roasted Italian

Copyright ©2014 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.

Disclosure: Posts may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a product through an affiliate link your price will remain the same and The Slow Roasted Italian will automatically receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting us, it helps us keep creating new recipes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

x