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.
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.
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.
Made to recipe, working with broccoli crowns rather than pre-packaged florets. Good but not very attractive. Served with its' CL dinner tonight partner, Spicy Buttermilk Chicken. Flavorful dinner.
It wasn't bad, but a little cheddar and red onion on broccoli isn't amazing. I'll keep looking for a better one.
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!!