There's an email going around the office. Its been shared by a family for many years and so apparently its also been passed on to office colleagues who came and went. And it's not a chain letter. It is actually a really good brocolli salad. And this is it. Mr G who shared this salad recipe is a lovely man who's been all over the world and back. He's like a jolly Santa always happy to share a ho-ho-ho or a recipe or two. Even when it's way pass Christmas.
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3 heads brocolli, washed and cut into florets/small segments
250g diced bacon
1 medium red onion, sliced
1/2 cup sultanas/raisins
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
sugar to taste (optional)
Cook the bacon until crisp, drain on paper/kitchen paper and set aside to cool.
Place the brocolli florets in a large bowl.
Add the mayonnaise then all the other ingredients. Mix until the brocolli florets are coated with the dressing.
*Add a bit more cider vinegar or sugar to balance the taste. Should be a bit tangy and sweet.
Once bacon is cooled, add to the salad mixture and stir.
Leave in the fridge to cool for at least an hour before serving.
* You can omit the bacon and make this entirely vegetarian. Alternate mayonnaise with sour cream. You can also use other types of nuts - toasted almond slices work a treat.*
I work in an office where there's a culture of sharing food/dishes made at home, especially when there's an occasion that calls for it - a birthday, someone going away, anniversary, etc. etc. And I've tasted this in one of those occasions. And it just changed the way I look at fresh brocolli! As I'm a newbie at work (about 6 months and counting), I heard so much rave reviews about this salad that I had to get a copy of that circulating email and try it at home!
Its a great summer salad! To bring to that party or that picnic at the park! Why as brocolli's a year round vegetable, its great at just about any season!
Try it! But don't tell Mr G it came from me. Ssshhhh!
PS - I do have the permission from the owner to share this so you can all relax. xx