21 July 2011

This is a recipe my sister gave me.  She made it for my nephew's birthday party and I liked it so much I knew I had to make it.  We had a church picnic on Sunday which provided the perfect occasion.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of it before it was devoured, so I had to make it again (darn!).

Broccoli Salad

6 cups broccoli florets
½ cup onion, chopped
1½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (3 oz.) package real bacon crumbles or 8 slices bacon, crumbled
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup vinegar
¼ cup sugar

Combine broccoli, onion, cheese, and bacon in a large bowl.  In a small bowl, combine mayo, vinegar, and sugar, whisking until smooth.  Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and toss to coat.  Refrigerate before serving.  For best results, make a day ahead and refrigerate to let the flavors meld.

Makes 12 servings.

The amount of servings is just a guess.  This made enough for a picnic at our very small church, so if you are feeding a real crowd, you might want to double it.

It's a very simple dish, but I find that in the summertime, simple dishes are best.  Especially no-cook dishes like this.  There's nothing like whipping up a delicious recipe without even turning on the oven or stovetop when it's hot like this!

Thanks for the recipe, Hil!

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