Broccoli Salad

Monday, July 5, 2010

This broccoli salad is great for potlucks! I wanted to make it yesterday for the 4th of July but decided that watermelon and cantaloupe was good enough... I love my cooking logic when I get too tired to cook anymore ,-)
Justin hasn't ever had this salad and blew me away by eating a couple helpings! He usually hates broccoli! He said that he didn't hate this salad, but he didn't like it either... the sweet, salty, and earthy vegetable tastes confused his taste buds. So he ate bite after bite staring it down like he was trying to figure it out. It was funny!

During the summer there's not too much on TV so we've been watching Oprah's debt diet... mostly because it's entertaining to gawk at the people in debt, but it also got us thinking about our spending habits. We do pretty good, we hate shopping so we don't have the debt that Oprah talks about. We spend too much money on eating out though. So, for July we're challenging ourselves, we made 3 rules...
1. No eating out- no fast food, no desserts, nothing!
2. We must have a fruit or vegetable with every meal!
3. Corn and potatoes don't count as vegetables!
We're on day 5 of our July challenge and we're doing great! We haven't wanted to eat out once... I get tired cooking every meal though, it would be nice to have a break :-(

1 head fresh broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
2 tablespoons bacon, crumbled
1/2 cup red grapes, cut into fourths
3 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 cup mayonnaise

In a medium bowl, combine the broccoli and grapes. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar and mayonnaise. Little by little, pour the dressing over broccoli mixture... you won't need all of the dressing, it depends on the size of your broccoli head and how much dressing you like on salads. So just pour a little, toss, and then pour some more if you like. Refrigerate for at least two hours. Before serving, toss salad with crumbled bacon.


Natalie said...

yum I love broccoli salad! I still need to try it with greek yogurt and see how that is (my hubby hates mayo)

Marge said...

I'm definitely trying this recipe this weekend - perfect for summer! I've been watching the debt diet too...I still can't get over the family that ate out for every meal. Can you even imagine???

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Laurel said...

I love the grapes idea in this. Nice and refreshing!

Try this with sunflower seeds, a little chopped green onion, and craisens instead of grapes. YUM!!!

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