FAVORITE BROCCOLI SALAD

I’ve been making some version of this broccoli salad for nearly 40 years; I have no idea where the original recipe came from but I do know that the first iteration included a sauce made with mayonnaise, sugar and red wine vinegar. Another version called for the addition of raisins and still a third variation added almonds. All were delicious and it was, hands down, the most requested salad for any family gathering.

I’ve updated this version by replacing the sugar with stevia – but you can use your sweetener of choice; the rest of the ingredients are the same: broccoli, cheese, red onion, bacon and a sweetened mayo sauce. Prep it about an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld – overnight is even better making it a great make-ahead dish. Just give it another stir right before serving.

FAVORITE BROCCOLI SALAD

Recipe by DebraCourse: SaladCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking timeminutes
Calories

144

kcal
Fat

12 g

Protein

4.5 g

Net Carb

3.5 g

Ingredients

  • 3 cups raw broccoli florets, cut into small bite-size pieces

  • 2 Tablespoons red onion, finely diced

  • 3/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 6 Tablespoons cooked bacon, crumbled

  • FOR THE DRESSING:
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoons yellow mustard

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

  • 4 drops stevia glycerite OR your preferred sweetener

  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a medium-size bowl, add all of the sauce ingredients and blend well; set aside
  • In a large bowl, add broccoli, onion, cheese, bacon; pour the dressing over the salad and stir until well coated
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if needed
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour if possible; overnight is best
  • Stir again right before serving

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