Tuesday, May 19, 2009

picnic season

It's time for picnics and summertime gatherings! Yeah!! This is one of our family's favorite summer salads, although we really do enjoy it all year long...I just seem to make it more in the summer.

Broccoli, Bacon & Cheddar Salad
4 heads of broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces

1 lb. cooked bacon, crumpled
2 c. shredded Cheddar
2 bunches green onion
1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces

Dressing:2 cup mayo *1 cup sugar *1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
Stir till lumps are gone. Sprinkle with pepper. Pour over top of chopped up broccoli, cauliflower and green onions. Stir in cheese and bacon.


You can omit the cauliflower if you'd like. I added that to stretch the salad out a bit. I've also had this where walnuts or almonds have been added. It's also easy halve this recipe if you aren't planning to attend a group gathering. Make it your own! Enjoy!

14 comments:

Kristyn Knits said...

printed it out.
recipe #2 for this weekend! thanks!
missing you today and every day.

larissa said...

i'll be making this. my kiddos love broccoli and bacon. and i've been putting apple cider vinegar on everything lately - over the weekend I poured it on meatballs and roasted potatoes. i think this is one everyone will eat! thank you.
It's cool to know you were a teacher - did you teach in public schools? I love reading about all the "lessons" you give your kiddos.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Yummy!

fromallstitchedup said...

Thanks for the recipe. I'll be making this soon!

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Journeying Five said...

i've made this and love it! so good!

beki said...

Mmm, I think anything involving bacon and cheese has to be good!!

Philigry said...

that sounds great!

Jessica said...

I'm heading out for a picnic this weekend and I'll be making this recipe! It looks so very yummy!

Heather said...

Oh my, this looks so yummy! I think that this one will have to go on the weekend menu. Thanks for sharing

mark said...

oh yeah ... one of my favorite summer salads.

Our Family's Spot said...

YAY! I love that recipe!!! I haven't had that in soooo long - I am so going to make that for this weekend! =0)

PrincessPea said...

That sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, I will be making this too.