Julie’s department store broccoli salad
George and Julie brought not only a tasty broccoli salad but their four beautiful children as well. Actually the party more than doubled in size from when I originally lamented about it being so small, in this post. That made me happy. My motto when it comes to parties is always “the more the merrier!” When kids and teens are added to the mix, nothing could be truer!
Case in point – I asked Dave to please set up the ping-pong table and the lawn games; cornhole, ladder ball toss and croquet.
He balked, saying that no one was going to play any of those things because it was too hot. I argued that people would hop in and out of the pool and I wanted there to be a variety of activities for them to choose from.
Um, do you want to take a wild guess at who was right? Those kids walked straight in the front door, through the house and into the yard. All games and activities were played, not only the ones above but also the pool volleyball and basketball and the putting green. Take that 109 degrees!
Back to the broccoli salad. Julie said the recipe comes from a department store restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. The store was called Lazarus & Co. and although it is no longer there, the salad lives on. Thanks for sharing, Julie!
Lazarus Broccoli Raisin Salad
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 2 heads fresh broccoli, cut into florets
- 1/2 pound bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
- 1 small onion, peeled and finely diced
- 7 ½ ounce box raisins
Whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar in a large serving bowl.
Add the broccoli and toss to coat. Add the bacon, onion and raisins and fold in to coat. Chill slightly. Best when served the same day.
Serves 10 to 12