Broccoli Crunch Salad: The Perfect Summer Side Dish
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I saw a Broccoli Crunch Salad Kit at the store the other day and thought: Who needs a Broccoli Crunch Salad Kit when it is so super easy to make”? Just a few simple ingredients and this beyond tasty treat is ready to rock out your taste buds.
There’s nothing like the taste of summer produce, and this Broccoli Crunch Salad is the perfect way to enjoy fresh broccoli. The combination of flavors and textures in this salad is irresistible, and it’s a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables. Plus, it’s perfect for potlucks and barbecues!
Broccoli Crunch Salad Screams Summer
The best part of summer is the family get-togethers, backyard barbeques with friends, and church potlucks! If you’re tired of bringing the same old boring dish and want something quick, easy, and guaranteed to please a crowd, you can’t miss this simple broccoli salad!
How is Broccoli Good For Us?
Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables around, and it’s low in calories. It’s a great source of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium, and it has anti-inflammatory properties. Broccoli is also believed to help protect against cancer.
What Does Broccoli Salad Go With?
While this is a great dish to take to a potluck, it is also fantastic to make for serving at home. Broccoli salads with these salty ingredients, such as fried bacon or cheese, go particularly well with roasted meats, especially pork and beef.
How long is broccoli salad good for in the fridge?
Best of all, you can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days! Much longer than those 3 days and you are starting to lose the crunch that makes this so tasty. But be prepared for your friends to request you bring this yummy salad time and time again!
Broccoli Crunch Salad
Ingredients needed for Broccoli Crunch Salad:
- 3 cups of fresh broccoli
- 1 large red onion
- ¾ cup of bacon bits
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup of toasted sunflower seeds
- ½ cup of sliced almonds
- 1 cup of mayonnaise
- ½ cup of sugar
How do you cut broccoli for broccoli salad?
- Wash the broccoli thoroughly.
- Pick free leaves from the broccoli.
- Cut the florets free beneath the flower canopy.
- Cut the florets apart, starting from the outside in.
- Trim the stems of your florets to an even length.
- Cut your florets into smaller pieces, if desired.
What can I do with broccoli stalks?
If you only want the florets of the broccoli for the salad, that leaves the stalks! We are thrifty people so don’t throw them out – they will make a great cream of broccoli soup! You can grate them to make broccoli coleslaw, or even cut them into strips and add them to your stir fry! It’s another great way to stretch meat, but adding a bunch of veggies and serving it over rice!
Finely chop the red onion, and place it in a large mixing bowl with the broccoli. Cook and crumble bacon into small bits and add to the bowl. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix well.
In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise with sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add the dressing to the mixing bowl with other ingredients and stir well, until everything is coated in the delicious dressing.
Eat right away or keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready for dinner. This recipe is quick and easy to whip up and stays good for up to 3 days in the fridge.
You can add anything you’d like to this recipe! Some things we’ve successfully added includes:
- Chopped apples
- Dried cranberries
- Sliced grapes
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