Monday, October 3, 2011


For the past several years Mr. Dick and myself along with our motorcycle crew have gone to Lake George for "Americaid Bike Week". This attraction will bring in about 50,000 folks for the week.  Every year we stop on the way into Lake George and stay at a truck stop in Fort Anne.  We are hauling campers, driving coaches, and a toy box that we have. Everyone ready for a week of riding in the beautiful Adirondacks of New York. The truck stop has a small deli and one of the items they sell is broccoli salad and I must have some. 
 I have a recipe for Broccoli Salad and someday I am going to make this.  Well, the day finally arrived.  I made Broccoli Salad.  Way good I must say. This salad is easy, fast and delicious.  Will keep for severals days covered in the refrigerator. 
With dinner almost on the table, Mr. Dick walks by and says what is this?  I said broccoli salad, I gathered by his tone that he was not very impressed, but next I look and he is putting some in the side dish and eating away, then while having dinner he had more.  Quess he liked it, and he says very good!  Thumbs ups to Mr. Dick.  

Surprising Broccoli Salad
Creme' de Colorado
copyright 1987

This is a easy, fast and delicious salad to make.  It will keep for several days in a covered container in the refrigerator. 

3 cups broccoli flowerets

6 slices of bacon, fried crisp, drained, and crumbled (I added a little more)
1 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
handful of raisins (optional)

1 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar

In a big bowl add the chopped broccoli flowerets, crumbled fried crisp bacon, the red onion, and the shredded cheese, raisins, and seeds.

In a small bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients and combine all, stir well and cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Salad will keep for several days in a covered container.

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  1. This salad looks colorful and a fun way to serve broccoli!

  2. I took this salad to a family get together, it was the the star of the meal. Needless to say there was just a bite or two left over. Great recipe!

  3. Thanks, I have made this several times and all enjoyed.............another great salad that I have posted is Tuna Macaroni Salad.... Andi

  4. I use Bacon Ranch or Caesar Salad dressing instead of mixing it w/sugar.....i still add a bit of vinegar though.

  5. I'm making this for birthday party that has 40 coming. I wanted to know how many people does this recipe serve?

    1. It's been so long since I've made this salad. I would be quessing but I would say 8-10 I just googled it and food network from Trisha year wood has this salad but she is using 5 cups of brocoli. So you may want to double it. Not everyone may not like brocoli. I love this salad. Another salad I have is the tuna Mac salad. I am making this for a cookout this weekend. My favorite. Thank you Kathy for the visit. I don't do much on this blog anymore. Glad a looked today. Have a great weekend.