Saturday, June 13, 2009

Broccoli Salad

This recipe originated from one of my favorite cookbooks entitled, "Eat, Drink and Be Chinaberry". This cookbook (now out of print) was published as favorite recipes from family and friends of Chinaberry. Chinaberry is a book service that I highly recommend. If a recipe comes from the Chinaberry cookbook it is sure to be delish!

This yummy Broccoli Salad is labeled as 'a hassle but worth it'. The hassle part comes from chopping up broccoli in nice little bite sizes and the dressing is cooked. It only takes a few minutes but it is so worth it!

The dressing is creamy, slightly sweet and flavorful. The broccoli is very nutritious, the dried cherries add a tartness, and the bacon and pine nuts give plenty of crunch! What a fun salad!
Broccoli Salad
4 cups broccoli buds and trimmed stems
1 cup dried cherries, chopped
6-8 slices of crisp chopped bacon
½ cup chopped red onion
1 cup chopped mushrooms
½ cup toasted pine nuts
Combine ingredients and stir gently. Add dressing 15 minutes before serving.
Dressing:
1 egg
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon dry mustard
1 ½ teaspoon cornstarch
½ cup white vinegar
¼ cup water
¼ teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons butter
½ cup mayonnaise
In a small bowl whisk together egg, sugar, dry mustard and cornstarch. Set aside. In a saucepan bring to boil vinegar, water and salt. Whisk egg mixture in slowly, stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir for about 2 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat and add butter and mayo. Cover and chill.

2 comments:

Emily said...

This one has few extra's that I haven't seen before, ones that would excite my husband! I can't wait to try it out. Thank You!!!

Mary M. said...

I absolutely love this and take it to picnics and parties all the time. It's a huge hit! Thank you!