Sunday, May 24, 2015

Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Broccoli has its roots in Italy. In ancient Roman times, broccoli was developed from wild cabbage. It spread through out the Near East where it was appreciated for its edible flower heads and was subsequently brought back to Italy where it was further cultivated. Broccoli was introduced to the United States in colonial times, Italian immigrants brought this vegetable with them to the New World. 

This fresh broccoli salad is toss with homemade salad dressing, easy salad for potluck parties.
Broccoli Salad with Bacon
Recipe by Christine Lamb (Christine's Pantry), 2015
3 cups broccoli, chopped
4 strips bacon, chopped
2 green onion, chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup raisins
salt and pepper
Toss broccoli, bacon and green onions. In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Stir into broccoli mixture. Add cheese and raisins and season to taste.

Chill for 1 hour up to 2 hours. Enjoy!


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