BROCCOLI GRAPE SALAD
I'm excited to be sharing this family recipe for the first time. With a few simple changes we made this into a "healthier" version of it's former self.
This recipe has been passed down from family member to family member. I love being at my mom's house because you can ask her for any recipe and she pulls out adorable boxes of recipe cards just like this one. There are adorable notations and variations marked all over each card. The character and stories behind each card are irreplaceable.
BROCCOLI GRAPE SALAD RECIPE:
-1 cup plain yogurt (original recipe calls for mayo)
- 2 Tbs honey (original recipe calls for sugar)
- 1 Tbs vinegar
- 1 cup golden raisins
- 1 bunch broccoli flowerets (I usually add a bit more)
- 1 cup red grapes, halved
- 1/2 cup cooked, chopped bacon
- 1/2 cup sliced green onions
- 1 cup sliced celery
- 1 package slivered almonds, toasted
Once you gather all your ingredients, you want to start mixing all of your liquid ingredients together. After you mix your liquid ingredients together, add your raisins, this allows the raisins to soften a bit.
Next, prepare the rest of your ingredients and combine them together into a separate bowl.
After you have allowed your raisins to rest in your sauce mixture (ideally an hour or so, but if I'm in a rush I only allow them to soak while I'm chopping everything else up.)
Once your sauce & raisin mixture has combined, stir it into the rest of your prepared ingredients. Now this is the best part, all of the delicious aromas will be begging you to begin putting your fingers in and pull out a bite, but resist all temptations....
Because if you begin eating already you will miss out on the best part... the toasted almonds.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit, then lay out your slivered almonds onto a baking sheet and toast for 5-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them because they can over cook quickly if you get distracted for too long... I'm speaking from experience.
After everything is combined, almonds included, allow your salad to chill before serving. When the flavors are well combined you will be drooling over your healthy summer salad.
I love to serve this as a side dish or sometimes I just add some grilled chicken and call it a meal. Hope you all enjoy!