This dish is a big favorite and in about every southern cook book. This version is quick and You can pull it off and happily eat the left overs for a good while. It can be revamped into an appetizer if chopped into tiny bits; put on toasted crackers of any type. I look for dishes that don't require special cold or hot care for the pot luck. This fits the bill. If I'm driving a long distance the day before (like B'ham) I bring the dressing and nuts separate, baggy store it all in a small cooler; mix on site just before consumption. Then I just have a bowl and a spoon to keep track of. These days I have some serving spoons from good will; so I don't care of they don't get home. If it's a friend's house some times I just bag it, toss in cooler and use friend's bowl and spoon. That way the beer and wine can also fit in. In theory only the cooler comes home. Have fun with it.
I gave this recipe to a male friend. He reports it is his standard pot luck dish. It gets eaten up and people are impressed that he (a male) brought it. It can survive transport, sitting around on a table well. I usually make enough to have some for meals at home. The tastes blend nicely over time too. I usually use the Pyrex bowl set; largest for assembly, next largest for carrying to event, smallest to mix dressing. In the refrig you can keep it made up to several days.
Yield: 10 servings
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- broccoli clean bite size
- red onions raw, chopped
- nuts (favorite) chopped
- mayo Hellmans whisk together
- sweet pickle juice whisk with mayo
- 1. In a BIG bowl mix together:
- Raw broccoli flower lets; cut into bite size pieces. (enough to fill the bowl you want to use) chopped nuts; I use pecans (plentiful in the south) Any favorite type of nut is good. chopped red onions (to taste - or not)
- raisins (to taste)
- 2. Make dressing:
- mayo (straight old fashioned Hellman's is my standard)
- sweet pickle juice (if not that then sugar and vinegar)
- a pinch of salt (or not)
- Mix the mayo, juice to a consistence (and ratio) you like
- I use a wire whisk and a small bowl. Thick enough to coat things.
- Seems like the amount is about 1/2 cup.
- 3. Pour over the broccoli, onions, nuts, and raisins and mix all.
- Consider adding bacon bits if that tickles your fancy.
This recipe is a personal recipe added by MJ Holderer and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.
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