I mixed all the wet ingredients first - cream cheese, mayo, vinegar, garlic, ginger,etc with the cheddar, then added the broccoli. I liked the taste of the dressing but once I added the broccoli the flavours kind of got lost. It was ok but just not great.
Made this last night after receiving my magazine a couple days ago and it was delicious!!! Nice light salad as a side to greek kabobs. Only subsitution I made was, greek cream cheese, reduced fat cheddar and I only had ground ginger. But otherwise everything else was exact. Will for sure make again in the future!!
Mom makes something similar though her version has bacon and cranberries in it too - oh and lots more mayo. I really liked the combo of mayo and cream cheese. It is only meant to be a light coating on the broccoli. Hubby liked it too. I steamed the florets for about 5 minutes then added them still warm to the rest of the ingredients, which helped the shredded cheese melt a bit. Then refrigerated. Will make again. Very good for a "light" recipe. Next time I will double for lunch the next day.
I liked this, although I did make some changes...I blanched fresh broccoli,
added some sliced celery and green peas and omitted the onion and
ginger. I thought the dressing was good (used homemade mayo) and I also
liked the addition of cream cheese. I'm accustomed to a "sweet"
broccoli salad with dried fruit and sugar in the dressing, but I found
this savory version to be a nice change-up. Made this to go with sloppy
joes, and served it right away but it will probably taste even better
tomorrow. I left out the onions because my husband doesn't like them
but I may add these next time.
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