My apologies if the words “broccoli salad” bring back bad memories of the school cafeteria. I know all the cold veggie salads do that to me but I’ve been thinking about this salad for a few weeks now. I finally had a good reason to make it on Easter when I realized we were seriously lacking in the veggie department (yes, veggies coated in mayo are still veggies). I really thought I would be the only one eating this with, you know, people taking a little too be polite. No such thing. The men especially tore. it. up. There wasn’t a sunflower seed left when dinner was over. Talk about being shocked!
This recipe is apparently one that everyone has. I asked my mom if she had it and she managed to find it in 3 different places within about 2 minutes so you’ve probably got it in a cookbook somewhere, but I’m posting it anyway. Don’t be scared to try it, it’s pretty much a coleslaw with broccoli. The raisins add just the right amount of sweetness and this is coming from someone who thinks raisins taste like a tire. I truly love everything about this salad.