I have a big sister, and her name is Susie. Susie was off to college when I was only in elementary school, so we didn’t really get a chance to do many things together. As I got older, I often visited her in the summers, and we began to share recipes and talk on the phone a lot. I’ve always considered her “fashion-forward” and someone who has a good eye for design. Although I have a house of my own, it’s Susie’s house that is adorable. She seems to know just what kind of paint looks good in her bedroom and what furniture will work in the family room, and she comes up with the greatest DIY projects that I could never think of on my own. I guess I just really admire my big sis 🙂 Another talent of Susie’s is that she has always been an excellent cook. At our family reunion this summer, she brought this delicious dish to share (her creation after looking at a handful of recipes): Broccoli Salad
It’s full of all kinds of goodies, and it’s tossed in a creamy- but light- dressing. It’s a good way to get everyone to eat their vegetables. Here’s how you make it:
Start with fresh broccoli of course- about 1 large bunch. Cut it into small florets.
Add diced red onion.
Then toss it all with the creamy dressing (see the recipe for details).
Hey, there’s my nephew (Susie’s son) Matt peeking in on the recipe! He’s a cutie. But sorry girls… he’s taken.
Add the rest of the goodies, including tomatoes, raisins, cashews and BACON.
Toss it all again, and you’ve got Susie’s Broccoli Salad!
And there is Susie- my wonderful sister. She’s a teacher, she loves to travel, and she lives in the Northwest. And she actually happens to be single, so if you know anyone… be sure to let me know. Of course she’s going to DIE when she reads this. But that’s okay. I’m a pretty good matchmaker. I set up a college roommate once and she’s been happily married to the guy ever since.
Anyway, the broccoli salad… it’s good! It got several raves at our family reunion from the people who would actually approach a salad with broccoli in it (because you KNOW there are people who are adverse to the whole idea). No need to fear a broccoli salad though. It’s good stuff. And it’s awfully nice to bring a salad to a party these days that isn’t your same-old greens/potato/pasta/ salad. This is something a little different. Thanks, Susie!
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes