My dad does not eat vegetables.
Except for iceberg lettuce, but I am not even sure that counts.
Growing up we didn’t keep any veggies in the house beyond corn and lettuce. I honestly didn’t even try broccoli until I went on a date with Mr. B. to the local Chinese restaurant when we were in college.
Now let’s break this down – I did not consume many vegetables for the first 20 years of my life (for the record, I now LOVE vegetables). My dad does not consume many vegetables TO THIS DAY and I think it’s safe to say that both he and I are relatively healthy human beings.
Reality check for whenever I am freaking out about my picky eaters! 😉
So when my mom and dad attended an event at their church in Georgia and someone had toted along this Broccoli Salad, for some reason, my dad decided to give it a go.
AND HE LOVED IT.
My dad continues to request this recipe and my mom even served it at our Thanksgiving feast when we were all in town last month.
I may or may not have eaten 3 helpings of it.
It’s broccoli! 🙂
- 1 cup of mayonnaise
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tsp. vinegar
- 2-3 cup broccoli, finely chopped
- ½ cup Spanish onions, finely chopped (I use less)
- ½ cup white raisins (I like to use dried cranberries)
- 8 slice crisp bacon
- Mix dressing ingredients the day before and refrigerate overnight.
- Assemble vegetables.
- Add dressing.
- Stir in bacon.
- Let sit in refrigerator 1 hour prior to serving.
This salad would be a lovely edition to your Christmas dinner!
A big thanks to Shirley DeRenzo of Tastefully Done Catering in Augusta, Georgia for letting me share this recipe with you today!
*Don’t forget to check out my other Broccoli Salad recipe HERE (most requested recipe on Happy Home Fairy!)
Oh thank you for posting this. We were invited to dinner at a friend’s house recently and they made this and I was like you. I ate like two or more large servings. Now I can make it for me and eat as much as I want at home. 🙂
Thank you for this recipe! I’ve had it with grapes and sunflower seeds in it also. (Grapes instead of raisins)
May God continue to bless you as you seek to serve Him daily!
Happy Birthday Jesus!