May 5, 2009

Paula Deen's broccoli salad

Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoon white vinegar
8 ounce sharp Cheddar cheese, cut into very small chunks
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
6-8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1 head broccoli

Trim off large leaves of broccoli. Remove tough stalks at end and wash broccoli thoroughly. Cut flowerets and stems into bite-size pieces. Place in a large bowl. Add crumbled bacon, onion, raisins, and cheese. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients, stirring well. Add to broccoli mixture and toss gently.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Ease of Preparation: Easy

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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