Fresh Broccoli Salad

Recently I enjoyed a wonderful luncheon at my friend Mary Lou Bredeweg’s home in conjunction with a seminar where I was sharing on the “Precious Gifts of the Holy Spirit.” Our fellowship was sweet and the food was exceptional! I particularly fell in love with Mary Lou’s fresh broccoli salad, so I asked if I could share the recipe with you. She said it had been passed down to her by a dear friend who is no longer living, so she doesn’t know where it came from (other than her girl friend, Helen). So, I can only thank Mary Lou and Helen. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!

Broccoli Luncheon Salad
(feeds about 8; in this photo, the recipe was doubled)

In a large bowl, place:
4± cups fresh broccoli, washed and chopped into bite-sized pieces
1/3 medium red onion, finely chopped
1/2 pound bacon fried and broken into small pieces

Toss this together with a dressing made from:
1 cup miracle whip or mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Mix dressing with the broccoli mix until just moistened (You may not need all the dressing; don’t over-do it)

“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality ” (Romans 12:5-13).

P.S.—I took this salad to a Christmas potluck shortly after Mary Lou shared the recipe, and it was totally devoured, even though it was almost the last offering on a long line of tables!

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