(By the way, if you want to share this video with your friends like everyone else does on Facebook, you can see the video on the Amish365 Facebook page here and share from there!) This Amish broccoli salad recipe has by far been the most popular recipe posted on Amish365.com The recipe came to me from an Amish woman in Navarre, Ohio (near Wooster-Canton) as I was scouring Plain kitchens for recipes for a cookbook. Not sure why this recipe is so popular, but perhaps it boils down to one simple reason: taste. I do LOVE this salad. The sugar adds a sweet taste that is a nice balance to to the broccoli. We've had this salad just as a stand-alone meal before and it lends itself to a veggie version as well. You can use veggie bacon instead of real bacon and it turns out just fine. You can also toss in some raisins and sunflower seeds. These "food fast" videos have become all the rage on Facebook. SIGH, I often can't get on Facebook anymore without coming away salivating over stuff crescent rolls or cheese-filled potato balls. So I figured, why not? Let's do the same type of video for Amish365!
This recipe would be perfect for your upcoming Easter meal or the summer picnic season ahead. I did not personally have the technical expertise to put this video together. Well, I may have had it but it would have taken me days and days to do it at the expense of everything else, so we had the technical help of freelancer Claire in Denver making this recipe. Anyway, enjoy! (and if you are a newbie here, sign up for our daily e-newsletter below!)
- 1 head broccoli, chopped
- 1 head cauliflower, chopped
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ pound bacon, fried and crumbled
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- Combine the chopped broccoli and cauliflower in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, and salt to make a creamy dressing.
- Add the dressing to the broccoli–cauliflower mix, stirring to evenly coat the vegetables.
- Stir in the bacon and the cheese, reserving a small amount to sprinkle on top of the salad just before serving.