The chefs at Gourmet Alley in Gilroy California, famous for their garlic festival every year have shared some of their best recipes, via Country Living magazine(July 1987). I have tweaked this just slightly. Enjoy!
This is from Trisha Yearwood's 1st cookbook, Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen that she wrote with her mom and sister. This is my husband's favorite broccoli salad. Trisha says "This is great served with barbecued pork ribs or prepared to take to a covered dish supper, because it's sturdy enough to stand at room temperature for a while without wilting. It also adds great color to a picnic spread." I've entered it as written, but we like to use red onion and golden raisins. Preparation time includes chilling time.
I started with a Greek salad recipe that I found on another site, and I followed some of the review comments that suggested it was even better when made as an Italian salad. It's really refreshing and packed with flavor. It makes a lot, so it's a good salad to take to potluck gatherings.
A colorful and attractive salad with just the right combination of flavors--we especially love the tanginess from the cider vinegar. Fantastic! I sometimes replace the cashews with roasted sunflower seeds, and the mandarin oranges with raisins--it's great either way! Best made a day ahead of serving.
A change from your regular slaw that is quite tasty. I always add a bit more cranberries and walnuts than this recipe calls for since I love the tartness of the cranberries and the added crunch from the nuts.
Wandering around Trader Joe's one day I found them sampling this delicious Broccoli Salad. I make it all the time now. Everytime I make it everyone just raves about the flavor, especially my husband. He would ask for it everyday if I would make it that often. The original recipe calls for 1 package of Prosciutto but we have always omitted that.
I found this one on allrecipes and tweaked it a bit. It's a wonderful salad for a cookout or potluck, and leftovers keep well (it makes quite a large batch). Don't let the long ingredient list scare you off, it's actually very simple to make. For any ingredients with a range of amounts, the least amount is what I like to use, the greatest amount is what the original recipe calls for. This is a vegan-friendly recipe if veggie broth is substituted for chicken broth.