Winter is accelerating at an awkward pace. One day is Memorial Day, the next day is Labor Day and I still have a lot of cooking and garden barbecue recipes!
If you enjoy eating out like us on a hot summer weekend and on a weekend night, my question is: How many plates of potatoes and macaroni did you have? When it comes to summer meals and meetings, they are definitely side dishes, but we need to change now and then.
Broccoli and grape salad It’s a simple side dish filled with fresh summer food perfect for your next burger night or your neighbor’s pottery.
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I was preparing broccoli salad, which my grandmother had taught me for years. This is a popular family meal, but this time I wanted to include a variety of flavors. Paired broccoli paired with chilled grapes, nuts and cranberries add extra flavor and flavor. I still add bacon because, well, it makes everything better and the mayonnaise-based dressing gives it a creamy, but poor, finish.
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Essential ingredients for broccoli and wine salad
- Fresh broccoli
- Red grapes
- Chopped almonds
- Dried cranberries
- Apple cider vinegar
- Salt and pepper
How to make broccoli and grape salad
I love this salad because I can pick it up early and have it waiting for me at dinner or the party. Plus, preparation will never take long! I always had a bundle of pre-cooked bacon in the pantry, so I chopped it up in my capacity. You can use up to 8 fresh pieces, or even a couple pork chops!
Fresh broccoli can be a little annoying if you never cut it. I like to place my cutting board next to my kitchen sink so it is easy to clean. Trim the pieces with a small bite, but not too small. They will fall off or become soft in the garment. The topping of this salad is one of the best.
Mayo-based dressing is one of the basic principles for summer salads. Cream mayonnaise with sweet vinegar and sugar only. I use the same dress on the collar!
In a large bowl, combine broccoli, wine, almonds, cranberries, and bacon. Pour the dress down and gently hang to cover everything. Transfer to a dish and refrigerate for a few hours.
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This salad may have a short list of ingredients, but it tastes great! Be sure to be popular at your next summer party or just a light side for a weekend burger dinner.
Best broccoli and wine salad tips
- Use a large sharp knife to cut the broccoli. Cut large crowns into bite-sized flowers, making sure that most of the wood falls off.
- Mayonnaise works best in this dressing, but if you prefer Aka Miracle Whip instead, go for it. If you try to lighten things up a bit, Greek yogurt works, but you may want to add a little more sugar.
- The pre-cooked bacon is next to the other pork and sausage products in the grocery store. Fresh bacon or real bacon beets can also be replaced.
- Replace dried cranberries with raisins or golden raisins.
What to serve with broccoli and grape salad
Best summer broccoli salad variations
Broccoli and grape salad
- 2018-01-02 Medium Crowns Broccoli, cut
- 1 cup Red grapes, half
- ½ Cup Chopped almonds
- ½ Cup Dried cranberries
- 1 (3-ounce) Packed pre-cooked bacon, finely chopped and sliced
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 1½ tbsp Sugar
- 3 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
- Salt and pepper
Stir in mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper in small bowls.
In a large bowl, combine broccoli, chopped bacon, cranberries, grapes, and almonds.
Pour the dressing.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
Christa Marshall is a daily mom cook and a full-time mom at home. She lives in Northern Indiana with her husband of 17 years and her two amazing and busy boys, aged 16 and 4, who eat every day, from beginners to experienced housewives. Christa wants to have families around the table with a simple dessert. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and more Twitter So!