Hi everyone! I'm Emily from My Love for Words, and I'm so excited to be here today! I want to say a big THANK YOU to Hilary and Jessica for letting me share one of my favorite recipes with you. Here it is...
This broccoli salad recipe is one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. It's absolutely delicious, easy to make, and it can be put together ahead of time, which means there's less to do on Thanksgiving Day.
I was a nervous wreck to host my first Thanksgiving. I was a newlywed and may or may not have told my mom and mother-in-law that we should just order take out... and it was only 8:30 am. Needless to say, I was a tad bit overwhelmed. Thankfully, they were a huge help, and a dear friend of mine shared this recipe with me a few days earlier. I made it (with some minor adjustments for our family), and when dinner rolled around everyone talked about how great the new salad was. Yay! It felt great to successfully host my first holiday and to try a new recipe that everyone liked. It's become a holiday staple ever since. Here's what you'll need if you'd like to try it...
- 2 cups fresh broccoli
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 1/2 cups green onions, diced
- 2 cups red and green grapes, halved (I tend to use more red since there's already a lot of green veggies in the salad)
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Next, you'll want to combine the broccoli, celery, green onions, grapes, and raisins. Add the crispy bacon now too if you'll be serving it soon. (Plan ahead tip: If you're going to be storing it for a day or more you may want to add the bacon at the last minute to prevent it from becoming soggy.)
Isn't it pretty? Put the ingredients in the fridge and store until it's meal time. Just pour the dressing over the salad when you're ready to eat, mix it up, and enjoy!
If you're up for a little blogcation, I'd love for you to visit me over at My Love for Words or on my Facebook page. So I have to know, what are your favorite holiday side dishes?