Friday, January 14, 2011

Broccoli Crunch Salad

I found this recipe over at Everybody Likes a Sandwich.  It's funny because I have had this type of recipe before with bacon etc. A classic salad that people bring to potlucks.  I love it.  I never made it though because I hate frying bacon.  I fry bacon maybe three times a year.  I hate the whole frying thing, house smells and there is grease all over. I do fry two strips in soup usually but that is about the extent of it. 

When I saw this salad I thought yeah, no bacon.  Then I thought why is it that I get stuck thinking a recipe has to be a certain way.  I think I need to think outside the box just a little more.

Broccoli Crunch Salad

1/4 cup mayonnaise
juice of half lemon
1/4 cup red onion
1/4 cup almonds roasted and chopped
1/4 cup Craisins
6 cups broccoli, chopped into small pieces

s and p to taste

Stir broccoli, onion, almonds and Craisins together.  Combine mayonnaise and lemon and stir into salad.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.


vanillasugar said...

yes i remember that salad too! and i still haven't made it! now i must have it. lol

Chow and Chatter said...

looks great love salads like this, and not sure about the number of chicken curries in India :-)

kat said...

Wonder if I could get Matt to eat this without the bacon?

mangocheeks said...

I've never seen broccoli as the star of a salad before.

Lisa said...

This looks so refershing and yummy, Lori. I have a recipe for this broccoli casserole that bakes in mayo, and I hate to admit it, pretty darn yummy. Broccoli plus mayo seem to be couple that carries on secretly lol Love the addition of Craisins!

Shelby said...

you make me giggle because I LOVE frying bacon. I don't love the spattering grease, but I love bacon and the smoky smell. I love this salad, but me, I'd have to have the bacon. ;o)

Mary said...

The salad sounds delicious. Bacon strips and the microwave were made for each other. I use the oven to cook it for a gang. As you can tell I'm a big fan of bacon :-). You won't believe what comes next but I swear to God it is true. My kids gave me a pork belly for Christmas. Really. I need a 12 step program. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

suzybel56 said...

I love broccoli salad and bacon. But I too hate frying it in the house. The recipe I have used calls for peanuts and raisins, but almonds and crasins sounds much better!!