Thursday, March 26, 2009

Foodie Friday - Trip down Memory Lane

For Foodie Friday, hosted by Gollum, I went down Memory Lane. Years ago there was a small family-run café in our town where everyone went if they wanted an old-fashioned home cook meal. One of the favorite dishes was the owners’ broccoli salad. I would like to share the fantastic recipe with all of you…

Winnie Stafford’s Broccoli Salad

Salad ingredients
1 bunch of broccoli - chopped
2 Cups green or red seedless grapes cut in ½
2 Cups diced celery
6 green onions and tops, diced
1 Cup slivered almonds (I used the pkg of SunKist almonds for salads)
¾ Cups chopped walnuts (or nut of choice)
1 Cup halved water chestnuts (I chopped mine a little more)
1 # bacon - crisp and crumbled (Do this the night before and keep in frig)

Dressing Ingredients
1 Cup mayo or miracle whip
¼ Cup sugar
1 tsp cider vinegar
Stir through and let marinate in frig for 1-2 hrs before serving

Mix together all the salad ingredients(I tend to chop all my ingredients small) and cover with dressing ingredients.

As a variation you could add raisins or switch the walnuts for cashews or pecans. Also you could use chopped red onion for green onion.


Dishesdone said...

That salad looks great, Barb! Very different! I'd like that one! Copying the recipe!

Fun to stroll down memory lane!

ellen b said...

Oh I love brocolli salad and this one looks so good!

xinex said...

What a great looking salad! Will have to try it...Christine

marty39 said...

Now this is a recipe that I would love. I have copied it and I will definitely try it. Look delicious. Hugs, Marty

susan said...

The water chestnuts are a new twist to me. We'll try it--love crunchy!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Yummm, this looks delicious! ♥ Diane

Anonymous said...

I had a salad similar to this once at my cousins. It was fabulous!

Bo said...

I haven't had brocolli salad in a while...thanks for the memories... will make this SOON! ;-) Bo

Jayne said...

Barb, what an interesting combination! It looks very good!

Cathy said...

Yay, I love this salad and am so happy to have the recipe. Love the flavors and the crunch. This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

Barb, I've seen variations of this salad. Winnie Stafford's sounds like winner. Lots of good crunch and variety of other textures and flavors. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

water chestnuts? how interesting!
I think I'd like to sub the mayo for plain yogurt...think that would work too?

imjacobsmom said...

I have had this salad before and it is very good! I'm glad you posted this recipe! I'm saving this one! ~ Robyn

SusanQ said...

What a wonderful-sounding recipe, Barb! Saving this one in my recipe file too! Thanks!

Gollum said...

This is my mother's favorite salad. She doesn't make it; she buys it. When I make this for her on Easter, she will want to kiss you!

Marsha said...

This was the same recipe my mother-in-law used to make. It's one of the only ways...I like brocolli ;)

Great photos.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Kathleen said...

Looks good, Barb...I am saving this. I don't like cooked broccoli, but I do like that overnight one made with vinegar, bacon, I think I would like this!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Ummm I love broccoli. This is going to be made and eaten here, and soon!

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Barb, it looks very good!

The Bloom Girls said...

Hello Barb,

Thanks so much for stopping by our blog and watching our pint sized chef whip up a batch of some of our favorite carrot muffins!
I stopped in to see "what's cooking" in your kitchen and can't wait to try this broccoli salad! We are big fans of broccoli, and it is onw of Madison's favorites! I will have to omit the nuts or substitute since our "next food network star" has some allergies. :)

I will let you know how it turns out!

Have a Sunny Day!


Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.