Mom's Broccoli & Green Olive Salad

"Mom has made this for years. We love olives and this gives the salad a zip. Of course, adjusting the amounts of each ingredient is a personal choice, if you like more bacon or more olives, etc."
photo by Caroline Cooks photo by Caroline Cooks
photo by Caroline Cooks
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  • Mix broccoli, bacon and green olives together.
  • Mix in enough mayo to hold the above ingredients together.
  • Gently mix in the eggs, adding more mayo to hold all ingredients together.
  • We serve this on lettuce leaves.

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  1. mainecooncat
    Oh, wow! This is like the special broccoli salad I used to get at my grocery store's deli 12 years ago! I've missed it. This is such a good combination of ingredients. I was wondering what to take with me to a family get-together next week end. Great recipe!
  2. Miss Annie
    Well, I can't believe no one has tried this fabulous salad. It has a lot of flavor and the colors are beautiful. I used Hellman's Light Mayonnaise and it very good. This would make a lovely potluck dish too. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, Merlot!!
  3. Caroline Cooks
    Love olives and love broccoli, this salad! Added some chopped red pepper and a leetle low-fat Ranch dressing to the salad in place of the mayo. Delish!
  4. sandramariekraft
    I have looked high and low for this recipe. My sister made this and it was one of the only salads my family would eat. Could not find it. Finally, I entered all the ingredients I could remember and Voila! you had it. I made it and it was perfect. Thank you so much.
  5. Koechin Chef
    Not sure why I decided to try just one more Broccoli salad recipe? They never realy wanted me to make it again. BUT am I ever glad I did this one. It tastes fantastic right away and I had to stop tasting, so there would be some left for company tomorrow! :-) I also added some green onion and left the eggs out. Thanks for this recipe , that I'll be making over and over again. Koechin/Chef


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