Today I harvested the first large crowns from our broccoli plants. I have been craving my Grandma's broccoli salad, so I had to make some for dinner. I think she told it that she first made it back when she was teaching home economics. Thankfully I was able to find my old inkjet-printed 1999 copy of the recipe.
|my old recipe paper|
Here's how you do it:
I'm writing it mostly verbatim from what my mom told me back in '99.
Gradnma's Broccoli Salad
This recipe is for 2 stalks of broccoli. For a potluck you'll probably want 4 stalks.
Dressing: per 2 stalks of broccoli (my mom always bought whole stalks, not just the crowns and cut up the stems into bite sized pieces)
1 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp white vinegar
1.5 Tbsp sugar
2 stalks broccoli, chopped, peel where tough, discard leaves.
1 cup raisins (soak in hot water, then drain and squeeze)
1 med. onion, chopped
grated cheese, add just before serving
Mix the dressing in a medium sized bowl. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl. Peanuts, bacon bits and cheese should be added to your taste. Add dressing. Chill for about an hour before serving.