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We go to a restaurant once a week that has a raw broccoli salad on the salad bar. I usually dislike raw broccoli, but this one is good. It looks like it's made with some kind of sweetened mayo, so I doubt it's very good for you.

I'd like to try to make something using raw broc that's healthful. Any suggestions? How do you eat it raw?
 

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I've made one a couple of times that marinates overnight in the fridge in an apple cider vinegar-vinaigrette. I would think that any vinaigrette would be fine. By letting it sit overnight it gets really bright green and much more tender than regular raw broccoli.
 

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Originally Posted by Ex Libris View Post
We go to a restaurant once a week that has a raw broccoli salad on the salad bar. I usually dislike raw broccoli, but this one is good. It looks like it's made with some kind of sweetened mayo, so I doubt it's very good for you.

I'd like to try to make something using raw broc that's healthful. Any suggestions? How do you eat it raw?
I think the one you are talking about is like my gmom makes. She always takes it to the church suppers, cuz it's easy and now that she is older (91 yrs young) she doesn't cook much anymore. I'm not sure how healthy it is, but everyone loves it. It is raw brocc., mayo with a little sugar to taste (you could probably use honey instead of sugar, idk), shredded cheese, bacon pieces (not the fake bits) and raisins. Some chopped or sliced onion is optional. Just mix it up and put it in the fridge to chill and serve. BTW, my sil who is a ranch dressing addict made it at christmas using some ranch mixed in the mayo minus the sugar. I tried it, cuz I thought gmom had made it, the ranch is actually not bad.
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I think the one you are talking about is like my gmom makes. She always takes it to the church suppers, cuz it's easy and now that she is older (91 yrs young) she doesn't cook much anymore. I'm not sure how healthy it is, but everyone loves it. It is raw brocc., mayo with a little sugar to taste (you could probably use honey instead of sugar, idk), shredded cheese, bacon pieces (not the fake bits) and raisins. Some chopped or sliced onion is optional. Just mix it up and put it in the fridge to chill and serve. BTW, my sil who is a ranch dressing addict made it at christmas using some ranch mixed in the mayo minus the sugar. I tried it, cuz I thought gmom had made it, the ranch is actually not bad.
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This is the one I like and I LOVE it! It goes so quickly when we bring it to parties, etc. and it is very easy. Sometimes I leave out the cheese, and I would think that stevia or xylitol could be substituted for the sugar.....We use "fake" bacon because we don't do pork in our house......
 

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Yeah, when the pres made a major statement about hating broccoli so many years ago, that broccoli salad recipe made the rounds. I've seen dozens of variations on it. As a kid, that was the only way they could get us to eat broccoli.

The dressing is basically mayo with a touch of vinegar (my recipe says red wine vinegar) sweetened to taste. I've made it with sugar, artificial sweeteners or honey. Just stir it until it's good to your taste. I use the same dressing on coleslaw.

To the broccoli florets, we always add the peeled, chopped stems, chopped onion (red or sweet), chopped bacon. I have also added, at different times: shredded cheddar, chopped hard-cooked eggs, raisins, dried cranberries, water chestnuts, sunflower seeds, slivered almonds. This tastes better after it's sat a day. Just be sure not to add the nuts until right before serving or they can get soggy.

Now I need to go see if I have some broccoli in the house.
 
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