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Broccoli Salad (aka Woodtick Salad)

Old 05-02-2017, 05:05 AM
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Salad Ingredients:

1 large bunch broccoli
1/2 to 1 cup mild onion (red or white) sliced or diced
1/2 to 1 cup raisins (golden or dark) **
1/2 to 1 cup sunflower seeds***

1/4 to 1 cup cooked, crumbled bacon ****

* Break the broccoli florets into small pieces. I peel the tough layer off the stems and chop them up and add to the salad.
** It is "Woodtick Salad" if one uses the dark raisins.
*** I prefer the salted, roasted sunflower seeds.
**** Do not use Bac-Os. Yuck!!!
**** I use the precooked bacon found in bags - usually near the salad dressings in the store
**** The salad tastes good without any bacon at all.
*****I've seen some recipes that have added grated cheese to this. I have never tried it and don't think I would like it in this salad.


1 cup mayonnaise (IHellman's is recommended) *
2 to 8 tablespoons sugar **
1 to 8 tablespoons (white or cider) vinegar ***

* I use "regular/original" Hellman's -
** I use 3 to 4 T sugar
*** I use 3 to 4 T cider vinegar

In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients.
In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients.
Just before serving, stir dressing into salad mixture.

It's best "right away" - but we've eaten it when it's been up to several days old.

Once one gets done with cutting up the broccoli and onions, it's pretty easy to prepare.

Last edited by bearisgray; 05-02-2017 at 05:08 AM.
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:06 AM
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Thanks, bear. I am on an anti inflammatory diet to help with some health problems and have to eat a lot of cruciferous veggies. This will be a great addition to my diet!
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:39 AM
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Too funny. I poured through recipe books last night looking for a recipe for broccoli salad to bring to the Club, found only 1. Decided to "wing it". Something tells me yours is going to taste much better.
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:30 AM
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I have made this salad many times too and I always cut down on the sugar, its way too sweet if you use the original ingredients. I'm not a fan of broccoli but this is very good. My DH is on Warfarin and has to avoid broccoli so it's banned from our home.
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Old 05-03-2017, 07:40 AM
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This sounds like a salad I would like. I think I will take it to the next potluck we have at church.l
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Old 05-03-2017, 12:53 PM
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So more information about the name of the salad, good to find your suggestions.
Am going to take a broccoli salad to my ladies event. Do you think it would still taste OK is I used Red Wine vinegar.
Am going to make up the dressing you listed and see how the salad goes for supper.
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:01 PM
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farmquilter- I always use red wine vinegar when I make a very similar recipe. It's very good.
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:45 PM
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I make a salad very much like yours, but mine has cauliflower and cheese, which you mentioned. It is a very good salad, I also use "real" bacon.
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