Monday, July 12, 2010

Broccoli Salad

Oh, this is a good one!  I just love this.  It took me a few tries to perfect it, but I think I finally have a home run.

3 - 4 crowns of broccoli (about 8 cups washed and stemmed)
8 slices of cooked bacon (crumbled)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup Craisins
1/2 cup shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese
1 cup Miracle Whip
2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Trim off the large leaves from the broccoli stem.  Remove the tough stalk at the end and wash broccoli head thoroughly.  Cut the head into flowerets and the stem into bit-size pieces.   Place a saucepan of salted water on the stove to boil.  Place flowerets into boiling water for 3 minutes and then drain and allow to cool.

In a large bowl, place crumbled bacon, onion, Craisins and cheese.  In a small bowl, combine the Miracle Whip, Red Wine Vinegar, and sugar.  Whisk until blended.  Add the cooled broccoli to the bacon mixture and stir well.  Pour the Miracle Whip mixture over the broccoli and stir until well mixed.  Chill for at least one hour before serving.

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