Broccoli Salad ~Sweet & Tangy

On a Facebook page, there was a call for viewers to submit their favorite BROCCOLI recipes. I realized I didn’t have a favorite of my own to submit. I usually serve BROCCOLI steamed or just lightly sautéed with butter, unless I’m putting BROCCOLI into a casserole or quiche. In a casserole or quiche, my broccoli usually is just a supporting ingredient. However, someone else submitted a recipe for BROCCOLI SALAD. With just slight modification, we’ve fallen in love with this recipe. The original poster referred to the recipe as, “An oldie, but Goodie.” You’ll see why! With still crunchy broccoli, raw sweet onion, and a really sweet tangy sauce, this salad is ABSOLUTELY A KEEPER for us.


(Thanks for the original written recipe go to someone I’ve never met, Carol Chambers Thompson.)



* 2 lbs. Fresh broccoli cut into small florets, discarding stalks, and lightly steamed to retain crunch
* Grated cheddar cheese; (6-8oz)
* 8 slices of bacon fried crispy and crumbled
* 1 small sweet onion. (Vidalia onions are my preference)

Mix the ingredients together.
Just before serving add dressing Sauce, coating thoroughly.

For dressing Sauce:
* 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
* 1/4 cup sugar,
* 1 tablespoon white vinegar.

Then, gently mix almond slices or cashews into the salad before serving.



I don’t post a lot of recipes, primarily because I only want to post favorites. I’m an experimental cooker. We try lots of different things. This one is among only a handful of new recipes I’ve discovered in the last year that wasn’t already a staple in our house that my husband and I both truly, truly enjoyed thoroughly. As an homage to being an oldie, but goodie, I’m serving in my vintage FireKing bowl covered in gold decoration. LOVE IT!

Do you have a favorite BROCOLLI SALAD recipe? If not, you might want to give this one a try!

Your Friend,
~Amber Hamilton Henson

PS: This post will link to a few blog parties! Visit the link-ups here:
iShouldBeMoppingTheFloor’s “Inspiration Monday

ArkansasWomenBloggers’ Sunday Link Up

Mom’s Test Kitchen ~ Wonderful Food Wednesday #47

RattlebridgeFarm’s Foodie Friday

FoodieFridayDailyDish’s Foodie Friends Friday #53

This article was also published within international Hat Trick Magazine! To read an online copy of the magazine, just click on the magazine cover below this text!


Posted on July 6, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I’m going to have to try this!! Thanks for posting!!

  2. This looks like a delicious salad! I love broccoli, especially paired with bacon. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday this week!

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