BROCCOLI SALAD | the perfect party salad recipe
– Hi guys and welcome back.
When most of us think of salad recipes
we instantly gravitate
to salads with spinach
and arugula and kale
and other leafy greens.
Well today I’m gonna introduce
you to a new salad recipe
that’s still green but
no leaves are involved
and it may just knock your socks off.
It’s a simple broccoli salad
and it’s creamy, crunchy, sweet
and I really think you’re gonna love it.
So, let me show you how to make it.
The only item that requires any cooking
in this broccoli salad is the bacon.
So we’ll get started by
placing eight slices of bacon
on a parchment-lined baking tray.
Whenever I cook a whole
package of bacon like this,
I always bake it in the oven
rather than use the stove top
as it’s much easier and cleaner.
And I have another video on my channel
that walks you through this step by step.
So we’ll cook the bacon
for about 15 minutes
or until it’s crispy
and while that’s cooking
we’ll get the rest of our salad together.
The bulk of our salad is raw broccoli
and I’m using a large head of broccoli
that equals about five cups
of small broccoli florets
once we chop them off.
Now you may not know this
but you can sprialize
the leftover broccoli stem
and make broccoli noodles.
I don’t show it in my spiralizer video
but it’s definitely possible
and definitely delicious.
So once you have all the florets,
just make sure they’re
in bite sized pieces
and then add them to a bowl.
Next, you’ll dice up a red onion
and you want about a third
of a cup of red onion.
Then add that to the bowl as well.
At this point our bacon should be done
so remove that from the oven
and transfer the bacon
to a paper towel to dry.
And remember that the bacon
will continue to crisp up
as it dries.
The last few ingredients
in our salad include,
a half a cup of sunflower seeds,
a half a cup of dried cranberries
and a quarter cup of goat cheese.
These ingredients are all really flexible
so if you’d like to swap
in a different seed,
nut or dried fruit go for it.
You can even make this
broccoli salad dairy free
and I have a few tips on how
to do that on the blog post.
At this point, the bacon should be cooled
and a little more crunchy so go ahead
and crumble that into the salad.
The dressing for this salad is super easy
and is just a combination
of mayonnaise and yogurt
but I always make my mayonnaise at home
because it’s so incredibly easy and fresh.
You guys have likely seen this
on my earlier how to make mayonnaise video
but all you have to do is add one egg,
a half a tablespoon of lemon juice,
a teaspoon of white wine vinegar,
a half a teaspoon of Dijon
mustard, a pinch of salt
and one cup of neutral flavored oil
and I’m using a light olive oil.
Then grab your stick blender
and hold it firmly on the
bottom while you turn it on.
The mayonnaise will start to emulsify
and reach the top and when it does,
you can then move the blender up and down
to make sure that
everything is fully blended.
We’ll combine a half a cup of mayonnaise
with a quarter cup of
yogurt and you guessed it,
I’m using my homemade yogurt
but you could of course use
store-bought yogurt as well.
Then stir that together.
Top it on the salad and
combine everything together
for a delicious broccoli salad.
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