Broccoli Salad

  • pamsy10 Posted: 07/30/09
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    Oh Flip!! This is so good. I double the sauce and make this a day ahead of time to let it chill and marinate the flavors. I then add bacon just before serving and always get rave reviews.

  • LoriInNC Posted: 09/06/09
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    A nice, lighter version of an old family favorite. Served as a side at a tailgate party. Used black grapes, splenda instead of the sugar, and omitted the celery. Next time, I'll only use half of the raisins, and maybe add some diced red onion, from the old family recipe.

  • EmTurner Posted: 04/18/10
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    Yummy!

  • DianeLM Posted: 06/09/10
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    This is by far the best Broccoli Salad I have ever made - however, I chopped the broccoli and did not blanch since I like the crunch, subbed in seedless red grapes, golden raisins, 4-5 pkts of Splenda (for the sugar), cider vinegar, added 3-4 Tbls of OM bacon bits, ¼ - ½ cup chopped red onions…OMG, YUMMY!

  • kelscooks Posted: 04/12/10
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    Excellent, easy, healthy recipe. I took other rater's advice and blanched the broccoli. I used vanilla yogurt instead of plain as that is what I had on hand, and I left out the sugar. It had a nice mild flavor. Then I spiced it up with tumeric and a bit more vinegar. I will definitely make this one again.

  • lafemme83 Posted: 06/28/10
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    The dressing on this is just as good as the more unhealthy versions. I did not use grapes and celery, just broccoli. I used toasted almonds instead of sunflower seeds. Everyone loved this dish!

  • anwolf4 Posted: 11/03/10
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    I made this for a work luncheon and everyone loved it! I didn't put the dressing on until right before I served, I was worried it would take the crunch out of the broccoli. I omitted the grapes but after reading the reviews I might add them next time.

  • grnbeen Posted: 03/20/11
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    wonderful recipe. so much healthier than the 'regular' broccoli salad with bacon and fatty dressing. so good i'm even sharing with my mom!

  • Coastermom Posted: 05/28/11
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    I've been making this salad ever since it was first published in 2002. It's a standby for just about any party!

  • cmosk06 Posted: 08/01/11
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    I was looking for a no-bacon recipe (to cut corners on fat and calories) and this recipe surpassed my expectations. What an easy, tasty, dish! I used purple grapes instead of green and I added some (~1/4 cup) diced red onion. I think I'll add some chopped cucumber next time. This salad is so amazing, I love the versatility of it and its so easy to add/modify to your individual tastes.

  • rstarrlemaitre Posted: 06/28/11
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    A great salad - perfect for picnics! The dressing was a little too sweet so next time I might decrease the sugar a bit, but I loved the rest of it - crisp broccoli, crunchy celery, sweet raisins, and salty sunflower - yum!

  • lizardo1 Posted: 07/29/11
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    What a tasty salad, with lots of different textures. I used less sugar and added slivered almonds that I toasted since I didn't have sunflower seeds. Loved it!

  • BlueeyedSara7 Posted: 09/19/11
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    With the exception of replacing the sunflower seeds with toasted almonds, I followed the recipe exactly and enjoyed the results. Very good, summery salad.

  • RebeccaBB Posted: 11/23/11
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    I LOVE this salad! Substitute red grapes for green and craisins for raisins, which adds color and kid-appeal. I also use Splenda instead of sugar. It is my standard "go to" recipe for covered dish dinners...and there are NEVER any leftovers!

  • Chrisr156 Posted: 06/15/12
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    Love this recipe. We make it for potlucks all the time.

  • twistedsister Posted: 06/07/12
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    I made this for Mothers Day and it was all gone! I took lizardo1's advice and used less sugar and added slivered almonds instead of sunflower seeds. I also subbed craisins for the raisins and used green onions instead of celery. This recipe is definately a keeper!

  • Alcancook Posted: 08/23/12
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    Excellent way to use all the fresh broccoli coming out of my garden. Followed the recipe pretty much as is except for using vanilla yogurt and cut back a little on the sugar to make up for it. Very good base recipe to experiment with adding other fruits and vegetables.

  • Vicuska Posted: 10/05/13
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    I blanched the broccoli - I should not have. The dressing with this amount of raisins were too sweet, though I used only 1T of sugar. Next time I would cut the raisins by half.

  • more2luv24 Posted: 07/04/14
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    This is so tasty, healthy, flavorful, and just plain yummy I hate raw broccoli, but this recipe makes me love it. I have made it a lot!

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