Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Broccoli Salad with Grapes

Balsamic Broccoli Salad with Grapes and Pecans recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Crisp broccoli is combined with sweet, juicy grapes, and crunchy bits of red onion just before being tossed with a tangy, sweet balsamic dressing. This is a light summer salad that my broccoli-hating-children devoured in minutes. My oldest son avoids broccoli at every other opportunity and he has requested this salad three times in the past month.

The first time I made this, my children ate the whole bowl of salad in less than a day. I still can't believe how much they enjoyed it! I've served this salad with Crock-Pot Pulled Pork, Pan Fried Italian Chicken Thighs, and with Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Sandwiches. I also ate the leftovers straight out of the bowl and called it my lunch one day last week.

Balsamic Broccoli Salad with Grapes and Pecans
Yield: 6 servings
(printable recipe)

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, traditional or white balsamic
2 tablespoons sugar
1 pound fresh broccoli, sliced into small 1/2" florets, about 4 cups worth
2 cups red or green grapes, halved
1/3 cup finely diced red onion
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Stir together the mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the broccoli, grapes, and onions. Stir well to coat with the dressing. Stir in the pecans, reserving a few for sprinkling on top. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Stir again just before serving. Enjoy!

Broccoli Salad with Grapes and Pecans recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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  1. Wonderful salad Mary. Your photos are amazing too. My grandson would pick out all the grapes on this one!

  2. This sounds delicious! I think instead of all mayo I will try greek yogurt. Thanks for the recipe :)

  3. i never would have thought to add grapes before! definitely something i need to try.. thanks for the idea!

  4. I bet the sweetness from the grapes pairs perfectly with that crunchy broccoli. Pinned!

  5. Broccoli salads are so good. I've made the one with raisins and sunflower seeds before and I know I'll love this one too!! Pinning it!!

  6. This one I must try.

  7. This is one of our favorite summer salads. It is always a hit when I take it to a potluck.