What are some good recipes for broccoli salad?


Quick Answer

One good and simple recipe for broccoli salad is Trisha Yearwood's take on the dish from FoodNetwork.com. Another tasty recipe is the garlicky sesame-cured broccoli salad featured on NYTimes.com.

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To make the basic broccoli salad, cut 8 ounces of bacon into small pieces, and fry until crisp. While the bacon is draining, bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add 5 cups of small broccoli florets and cook about three minutes or until bright green and softened. Drain the broccoli, and run it under cold water. In a bowl, combine 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, 1/3 cup of chopped onion, 1/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup of raisins. Add the broccoli, and toss to mix well. Fold in the bacon pieces and 1/2 cup sunflower seeds before serving.

To make the garlicky sesame-cured broccoli salad, stir 1 1/2 cups red wine vinegar and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt in a large bowl. Add two heads of broccoli cut into florets, and toss to coat. In a large skillet, heat 3/4 cups of olive oil, and add four minced garlic cloves and 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds. Cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Stir in 2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes and 2 teaspoons of roasted sesame oil. Pour the mixture over the broccoli and toss.

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