Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Broccoli Salad

Check out the bowl in pic below!
My DD loves this salad and asked me to bring it for a family gathering.  If you don't already have a good recipe for this, try this one.  It's a little different as it doesn't have bacon in it.  You can always add some if you'd like.   A good friend of mine brought this once to my house and told me that she got it from Southern Living. 

3/4 cup mayonnaise (I use light)
1/4 cup sugar (or sugar substitute)
1 and 1/2 T. white vinegar
1 (16-ounce package broccoli flowerets (I use 3 crowns)
1 (11-ounce can) mandarin oranges, drained (I omitted)
1 small purple onion, chopped
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Combine first 3 ingredients; add broccoli and next 3 ingredients.  Chill 8 hours.  Top with almonds.
Yield:  12 servings
My MIL bought me this bowl from TJ Maxx when I first moved to TX.
This matching pitcher is also from TJ Maxx.

I am sharing this with these lovely blogs:
On the Menu Monday
Mix It Up Monday!
Table Top Tuesday
Your Cozy Home Party
Let's Dish! at Kathleen's
Rock 'n Share Party
Full Plate Thursday
Thriving on Thursdays
Foodie Friday
Weekend Potluck
Link & Greet Party
Seasonal Sundays


  1. How did you know this is what I'm hungry for? We saw this salad at Earth Fare...our big health food store and I almost got some! It was $10.99 a pound and I decided I would try to make some soon! Now I have the recipe! THANKS!

  2. I've never made broccoli salad, but I love it. I will certainly make this and since I'm always looking for ways to cut calories and fat, I will make it with the lite and the sugar substitute. I think it will be delicious. I'm so glad you shared it. I love that pitcher and bowl. Just my type.

  3. Hi Kitty,
    Yummm... I am drooling. As I am in detox this passed 4 weeks, I only eat greens, wow... this will be a fave salad for us now.

    TY for sharing your never ending recipes. I keep checking your posts, trying to a copycat §;-)

    Happy TTT,

  4. Sounds like a great salad, very different that it calls for the oranges too:@)

  5. Oh, I love salads, I lose weight eating them and this one is perfect, delish and elegant! Thank you so much for sharing, my sweet friend. Thanks a million for your lovely visit. Hugs,

  6. Kitty, This is a wonderful broccoli salad! I love the addition of the mandarin oranges! YUMMY!

  7. The broccoli salad looks good, Kitty. Thanks for the recipe. Love you bowl and pitcher....Christine

  8. Kitty - the salad looks delicious and I adore the strawberry serving pieces. I have a very good friend who has a whole strawberry kitchen - she would really love these them!!

  9. OOh loving that bowl and pitcher.. I can see some strawberry something in the bowl and maybe some strawberry or watermelon lemonade in the pitcher! Great idea for the next get together. Love broccoli.. thanks for dropping by.. have a great weekend.. xo marlis

  10. What pretty ceramics. The bowl is perfect for serving this delicious salad.

  11. WOW! Not only do you share gorgeous have the most beautiful dishes too. This is an interesting change to broccoli salad. Sounds awesome. Would love to have you link it up at Weekend Potluck...have a super weekend.

  12. Beautiful bowl and pitcher. Yummy salad.

  13. This is a wonderful salad that I know I would love, and the dishes are so pretty!

  14. Thanks for the recipe. I have never tried this, but like to eat it, when a find it at a potluck.

  15. I love broccoli salad; I make one similar to this - delicious!!
    Did you ever have the Betty Crocker Fun to Cook Book? I still have mine from waaaaaaaaay long ago! I'm following your delicious blog!

  16. WOW! The addition of oranges must make this taste extra fresh and so delicious! I am making this for sure!
    Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY with this great recipe!

  17. I make a Broccoli Salad that is very similar. My family loves it. Feel free to add this to my Melt in Your Mouth Monday Blog Hop!

  18. I love broccoli and enjoy finding new recipes that call for it. This one looks very good! The oranges sound like something I'd like to add to this dish. Oh, and since I always like strawberry designs, I really like your pitcher. Thanks for linking up to Your Cozy Home Party!

  19. I just love the flavor combination in your salad, Kitty. We would really enjoy this salad. Hope you have a Very Special Week End and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. Looks really good -- I've a similar recipe but love the oranges in yours.