Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Broccoli Salad

As the summer draws to a close, I’m letting my favorite salads have one last hoorah. I made this one for a bonfire picnic we attended last weekend. Thankfully, the weather’s still hot and this salad is a welcome treat when all you want is something cold. I think everyone has a version of this recipe already in their collection somewhere. This is just my take on it. Enjoy, and Happy Labor Day!

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad
Click here for a printable version of this recipe

For the salad, you will need:


1 large head (or 2 small) of broccoli

6 strips of bacon, fried, then crumbled
1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed
1/4 cup craisins, raisins, or golden raisins
1/4 cup sunflower kernels (mine were roasted and salted)
1/4 cup red onion, diced
For the dressing, you will need:
1 cup mayonnaise
3 TBS vinegar
1 TBS agave nectar
In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients. In a smaller bowl, combine the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing onto the salad makings and toss to combine. This can be served immediately, but it also tastes quite yummy when the ingredients have had time to sit together in the fridge for a while. Enjoy!
How about you? How do you savor the last taste of summer? Leave me a note in the comments.

3 thoughts on “Broccoli Salad”

  1. As I am a redhead, I savor summer by avoiding it all costs! I should probably move to Alaska, or preferably, the laplands of Scandanavia to greatly reduce my chances of skin cancer. That being said, I will take it back by telling you that I have rose bushes that I have to baby and care for throughout the summer to ensure they won’t be eaten by the deer yet thrive with proper feeding and care. I savor summer by harvesting all those beautiful blooms…that I will hopefully have this year as they’re new bareroot plants!

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