Broccoli Salad

Ingredients:

  • Salad:
    • 5 cups broccoli florets, (I blanched them so it was easier for my toddler to eat it)
    • 1/2 pound bacon, fried & crumbled
    • 2/3 cups raisins
    • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • Dressing:
    • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 1/2 Tablespoons white vinegar

Directions:

  1. Combine broccoli florets, bacon, raisins, and onions in a large bowl.
  2. In separate bowl, whisk together mayo, sugar, and vinegar. Give sugar time to dissolve.
  3. Pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture. Stir well.
  4. Chill in refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours before serving.

*This serves a large group as a side.
~Recipe adapted from twotwentyone.net

Summer Bean Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 can black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 can corn (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 can black eyed peas (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro 
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt &pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. combine all ingredients
  2. Stir to combine well
  3. Serve 

It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for a few hours. If making ahead more then a few hours, add avocado and lime just before serving.


~Recipe adapted from my amazing sister-in-law