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29 November, 2017

Broccoli Salad Recipe for Two with Pecans and Vidalia Dressing

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This broccoli salad recipe for two is a breeze to make. Start it in the morning and add the finishing touch of pecans just before serving. Make a double batch of the vidalia dressing and keep it on hand for another small salad.


  • 1 small broccoli bunch
  • 2 t sugar
  • 1 T white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 t soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 t mayonnaise
  • 1/4 C sweet Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1/4 C red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 C pecan halves, toasted


If you will be toasting the pecans, pre-heat oven to 350 F.

Cut away tough broccoli stems and separate into florets.

Blanch the florets for 30 seconds by placing them into a pan of rapidly boiling water.

Drain quickly and place florets into a bowl of ice-cold water. Drain again and chill the broccoli in the refrigerator while making dressing.

Put sugar into a bowl, add the vinegar and whisk until mixed well together. Add soy sauce and wisk gently.

Add garlic and pepper. Stir well.

Add oil and mayonnaise and whisk until dressing is smooth.

Toss florets with onion and peppers. Add dressing and toss again to cover salad.

Arrange the pecans in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Place in oven for 6 minutes, turning nuts few time to toast evenly.

Sprinkle pecans over the salad before serving.

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