Not Your Mama's Overnight Broccoli Salad

Total Time
10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Very different from the usual broccoli salad with sunflower seeds and raisins. I have no idea where this recipe originally came from we have been making it in our family for at least 25 years, and each time I bring it to pot-lucks or cookouts I am always asked for the recipe. I usually serve it with our Thanksgiving meal also just to have something fresh and crunchy. I hope you enjoy it too.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 -2 head broccoli, washed and chopped stems,leaves and leaves all,if the stems are large,slice them thinner and then cu
  • 1 cup celery, sliced on the diagonal
  • 12 cup sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar mushrooms, drained,do not substitute fresh
  • 1 (5/8 ounce) package Good Seasonings Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle Italian salad dressing

Directions

  1. Open the liquid salad dressing and pour the dry mix into it.
  2. You may have to poke the powder down with the tip of a knife to allow it to be mixed completely.
  3. Re-cap and shake to mix.
  4. Put all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  5. Pour the salad dressing over all and stir gently.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 12 hours, and overnight is okay.
  7. Give it a stir once or twice when you think about it.

Reviews

(2)
Most Helpful

This is very good & we enjoyed it alot. The dressing mix is very strong, but it does perk up the salad. I did add a thinly sliced purple onion for color & next time think I will add some julianned red pepper for even more eye appeal. I will be making this one again. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Susie D November 11, 2004

Wow, what a combination--very intense!

echo echo October 30, 2004

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