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Old 07-05-2008, 08:38 PM   #1
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Exclamation Bacon, Broccoli and Cheese salad question on dressing.

I have a recipe for a brocolli, bacon, and cheese salad that I am going to make tomorrow:

2 large bunches raw broccoli, chopped
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 c. grated Cheddar cheese
1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped
1/2 c. sugar
2 tbsp. wine vinegar
1 c. mayonnaise

I am wondering if I can make a couple of substitutions on it. For one, do I have to use wine vinegar or can I use plain vinegar? Second, can I use Miracle Whip instead of Mayo (not a huge fan of mayo here, but maybe it is important to the taste?). Oh, and I also plan on using a Vidalia onion in the recipe.
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:51 PM   #2
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i make this al the time, lol. Yes, you can use regular. If you use miracle whip, you will not need as much vinegar. Do it all to taste before adding to salad.
Little info, does not taste as well, or smell, coming back up. lol But, man, this is my FAVORITE stuff!!!!Surprising Broccoli Salad
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:03 PM   #3
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See what happens when the search engine can only handle one word at a time?? LOL. That is interesting as Kades mentioned putting Sunflower Seeds in it, and I did see one recipe calling for that, but for now I think I will stick to this basic one but I am going to adjust the dressing part to what you have listed:
2c salad dressing (instead of mayo as you had)
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/4c sugar

And I will do as you suggested: Mix and taste before adding to the rest of the ingredients.

Thanks TG!!
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:04 PM   #4
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i make this al the time, lol. Yes, you can use regular. If you use miracle whip, you will not need as much vinegar. Do it all to taste before adding to salad.
Little info, does not taste as well, or smell, coming back up. lol But, man, this is my FAVORITE stuff!!!!Surprising Broccoli Salad
OK, wait I just caught this, what did you do that it came back up again??
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:10 PM   #5
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your welcome!! enjoy!! Broccoli makes you belch, badly! lol
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:12 PM   #6
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raisins are good in this...I have never added cheese in mine.
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:45 PM   #7
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See what happens when the search engine can only handle one word at a time?? LOL. That is interesting as Kades mentioned putting Sunflower Seeds in it, and I did see one recipe calling for that, but for now I think I will stick to this basic one but I am going to adjust the dressing part to what you have listed:
2c salad dressing (instead of mayo as you had)
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/4c sugar

And I will do as you suggested: Mix and taste before adding to the rest of the ingredients.

Thanks TG!!
I do use sunflower seeds, and I add some sugar to the dressing, mine has onion,,I do though blanch the broccoli then cool it before putting the salad together..Blanching leaves it crunchy but not as tough as raw...

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Old 07-10-2008, 10:48 PM   #8
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it's a great salad. If you want to lower the fat and calories you can use less bacon and a light mayo/miricle whip. Cider vinegar works fine with this.
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:49 PM   #9
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I make it half broccoli half cauliflower. Never put cheese in though. Yum!
Oooo I bet parmesan would be good too!
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:09 AM   #10
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It turned out OK, but the dressing was funny, not quite right I think. And I wish I had read Kades post about blanching first, LOL, as the broccoli was not as crunchy as I would like it to be.
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