Sometimes pasta salad or the normal old boring side dishes just don’t cut it. Try making a batch of this Blissful Broccoli Salad instead when you are looking for a side dish. Great for any day of the year, but also always a hit at potlucks and barbecues. You’ll love how fresh and crisp it is in comparison to mundane sides.
I love a good potluck. Every time I’ve held or attended one I just love making a variety of side dishes that no one has ever tried before (like my Barbecue Green Beans). Even the appetizers are a fun way to let others experiment with things that they normally wouldn’t have had before.
Food is my Love Language
I know I’m a good cook. I started helping my mom in the kitchen way before I can even have a solid memory of it. Because all of my memories of her were in the kitchen more so than anywhere else.
I was chatting with the DH the other day while scrolling through FB. There was a question on there to ask your spouse in order to get more insight into your relationship.
“What trait or talent of your significant other are you most grateful for?”
So of course I had to ask him what he thought. Without missing a beat, he looked dead at me and said, “Your ability in the kitchen.”
Talk about a compliment! I know I’m a good cook, but for that to be his number 1 answer motivated me to keep focusing on my sharing of recipes here and trying to help others to learn to cook at home more.
Blissful Broccoli Salad
Way back in the day, I can remember visiting Amish country in Ohio with my parents. Yes, it’s pretty. Yes, it was fun to see all the farms with no vehicles or power. But what I truly remember more than anything on the trips to Amish Country is the FOOD.
Sitting down to an Amish home-cooked meal in one of their little restaurants was the highlight of my time there. And my favorite side dish was always the broccoli salad.
Crisp vegetables paired with crumbled bacon and cheese in a dreamy, creamy dressing. Yum!!
So I knew that I had to remember this salad and try to make it at home as well.
After much trial and error, (there is no ranch seasoning to this salad- I learned that the hard way) I finally have a version that I love and that I love to share!
Blissful Broccoli Salad Recipe
Blissful Broccoli Salad
- 2 heads fresh broccoli
- 1 head fresh califlower
- 1/2 lb bacon fried crisp and crumbled
- 1 cup mayonaisse
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup shredded colby-jack cheese
- In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar and salt. Set aside.
- Chop broccoli and cauliflower into bit size pieces.
- Mix broccoli, cauliflower and bacon into the pre-made dressing mix.
- Fold in the shredded cheese.
- Allow to rest in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving in order for the dressing to flavor the vegetables.