Broccoli "it's Addictive" Crack Salad

"I love broccoli salad. LOVE IT! You know the kind with raisins or craisins, sunflower seeds, shredded cheese, bacon, broccoli florets, etc. etc. etc.? It's not salad, it's dessert. You can even pretend it's all healthy *snort* lol. I took all the elements of all the different versions I have tried, changed them up a bit and made it more evil and even more addictive. Get creative, there are so many things that could happily go into this salad and make it even more fantabulous."
photo by Aussie-In-California photo by Aussie-In-California
photo by Aussie-In-California
photo by Aussie-In-California photo by Aussie-In-California
Ready In:
3hrs 30mins




  • Put the broccoli, bacon bits (you can also use Baco's/aka Fake-on if you want to go all out veggie), dried apricots, raisins, chopped onions, and sharp shredded cheddar cheese into a large salad bowl.
  • To prepare the toasted nuts. Place the chopped nuts into a medium fry pan over medium heat for 5 mins, stirring frequently. Drizzle the 2 tablespoons of honey over the nuts and turn heat to high, stirring and coating the pecans (or sunflower seeds, or peanuts) for 3 mins and then let them cool.
  • Add nut pieces to the other solid ingredients in large bowl.
  • Dressing: Pour the last five ingredients into a small bowl with a fork till well incorporated. Pour over salad and toss. Cover salad and let it rest in the fridge for at least 3 hours to let the flavors meld.
  • ADDITION IDEAS: You can also add halved grapes, chopped apples, crumbled uncooked ramen noodles, canned mandarin segments, crumbled feta or blue cheese -- .

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I am an Aussie and moved to Southern California in 1991. I have a very sarcastic sense of humour and my talents lie in being intuitive, singing, and eating. I have traveled all over the world and have lived in many locations. I spent the most time in Melbourne Australia ), Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Southern California, New York and Harrisburg PA. If you were to ask me what I love &/or miss about each place my first choice would ALWAYS be the food. My hobbies are acquiring lots of environmental, and medical allergies. <---- Joking but I am super sensitive and so I can be a big pain in the bum to cook for. I guess that is why I love to cook. I know exactly what is going into my mouth and not have to worry about keeping my epipen or inhaler in close reach.
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