Broccoli Salad – a summer favorite!

Broccoli salad has been a staple in my family for as long as I can remember. We’d have it on holiday occasions and periodically in between, but makes a cool summer salad for when things start to heat up. It’d been sounding good to me for a while so I decided to re-create the traditional recipe to make it a little healthier. Rather than commercial shredded cheese, miracle whip, sugar and bacon bits, it’s no sugar added, uncured smoked bacon and Sir Kensingtons original mayo.

Re-vamped Broccoli Salad

  • 1 12 – 16 oz bag frozen broccoli (ran under cold water to thaw, and dry a bit)
  • 2 fresh ripe mangoes diced
  • 1/2 diced large red onion
  • Cut up beef (we had some leftover from our smoker, so I used kitchen shears and cut it up!)
  • Cut up cooked bacon
  • 1 cup Sir Kensginton’s original mayo
  • White vinegar (enough to get mayo to dressing consistency you prefer)
  • Salt/pepper

Toss everything in a large bowl and let refrigerate overnight. The mango adds the perfect touch of sweetness instead of a cup of refined white sugar, and the recipe remains dairy free! I really did not miss the cheese at all, and it’s full of healthy colors!

Enjoy (I apologize, I only took one photo, which is a pretty crappy photo)!

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2 thoughts on “Broccoli Salad – a summer favorite!

  1. Hi Linds, Currently salads are my best companions and every day I search out for a new perfect salad recipe and this recipe turned out to be perfect for today. It looks awesome and surprisingly, all the ingredients are my favorite. But my husband doesn’t like broccoli too much so I am thinking to add carrots and red cabbage. I hope it turns out perfectly well. Thanks for sharing.

    • Did you make the broccoli salad and sub out the vegetables? I’d be curious to hear how it turned out. I suppose cauliflower would work too, or maybe shredded/quartered brussels sprouts!

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