Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Apple-Broccoli Salad


***In my opinion, you can't go wrong with Southern Living recipes. Time and time again, they get rave reviews...this one included. I imagine this dish is going to make an appearance at future family gatherings...it will make the perfect pot-luck dish. It's light, healthy and delicious, plus the preparation couldn't get any easier.

I am extremely picky when it comes to mayo. I actually used Kraft's new Mayo w/Olive Oil for the dressing in this dish. It was perfect...not too heavy. I also made a few changes, which are noted in the ingredients list below.***

Ingredients:
4 cups small fresh broccoli florets
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted (I used sliced almonds)
6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled (I cheated and used Bac-Os)
2 large Red Delicious apples, diced
1 small red onion, chopped (I left this out)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sugar (I only used about 1/4 cup)
2 tbsp. cider vinegar

Directions:
Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine mayo, sugar, and vinegar; add to broccoli mixture, stirring to coat. Cover and chill.
Source: "Southern Living" Homestyle Cookbook

1 comment:

Joelen said...

I like the apple broccoli combo - and I have yet to try the new olive oil mayo. Glad it worked well in this recipe!