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    Broccoli Salad-September

    Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:44 am
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    Broccoli is essentially a large edible flower. The stalks and flower florets are eaten both raw and cooked, and have a flavor reminiscent of cabbage. Broccoli is related to cabbage, kale, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.

    Broccoli is rich in calcium and has anti-oxidant properties which helps prevent some forms of cancer. The same sulphur that can cause gas from over-cooked broccoli also has beneficial antiviral and antibiotic properties.

    Broccoli salad is a wonderful dish to bring to potlucks, parties and cookouts. There are two kinds; mayonnaise based and vinegar based. Both are quite good. Which is your favorite?

    I've heard broccoli salad originates in the South, and Paula Deen makes it, so it must be so. icon_wink.gif

    Here are some broccoli salad recipes:

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    Marvelous Broccoli Salad!
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    Summer Broccoli Salad

    Broccoli Cashew Salad
    Broccoli and Cranberry Salad
    Asian Broccoli Salad
    Broccoli and Feta Salad
    Broccoli Salad

    There is the mayonnaise based broccoli salad and there's oil and vinegar broccoli salad. There's cooked broccoli salad and there's raw.

    Which one is your favorite?
    Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:58 pm Groupie
    We like a raw broccoli salad with a little mayo. This raw broccoli salad is very good and makes a nice dish for a potluck.
    Souplantation's Joan's Broccoli Madness Salad (Sweet Tomatoes)
    Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:31 pm
    Forum Host
    Hi Olive, that salad looks gooood!
    Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:32 pm Groupie
    Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:39 pm
    Forum Host
    Love Broccoli, sometimes I find that the buds have been slightly overcooked so now I plunge them in cold water as soon as I drain them - works a treat!
    Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:08 pm Groupie
    Broccoli Saladis really good. It is made with yogurt instead of mayo.
    Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:25 am
    Forum Host
    That's a good tip about plunging them in the water to stop the cooking.
    Threeovens, that looks yummy! icon_biggrin.gif
    Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:07 am Groupie
    I make this one-it's tasty! Broccoli Salad Supreme
    Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:50 pm
    Forum Host
    That does sound tasty Dibs! Swiss cheese sounds yummo.
    katie in the UP
    Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:59 pm Groupie
    I have always chopped broccoli (very fine) and put it in macaroni and potato salad. When my Son was growing up....he loved the crunchy 'celery' rotfl.gif It keeps it's crunch and really adds something to the texture of salads!
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