No bacon, no fruit, no seeds: this broccoli salad, adapted from a recipe in a newspaper clipping from 1980, combines potato salad flavors--hard-cooked eggs, dill, celery seed, mayo--with crisp fresh broccoli.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the eggs into a saucepan in a single layer and fill with water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Cover the saucepan and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, remove from the heat and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 15 minutes. Pour out the hot water, then cool the eggs under cold running water in the sink. Peel and chop once cold.

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  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli and cook uncovered until bright green and just tender, about 2 minutes. Drain in a colander, then immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes until cold to stop the cooking process. Once the broccoli is cold, drain well and set aside.

  • Combine the red onion, hard-cooked eggs, green olives, pimentos, mayonnaise, mustard powder, salt, celery seed, and dill in a mixing bowl. Stir in the drained cooked broccoli. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; 27.9 g total fat; 103 mg cholesterol; 793 mg sodium. 8.2 g carbohydrates; 6.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2009
Here's how much my family liked this salad. My son didn't touch the portion on his plate until I urged him to have a bite. So he did. "Oh " he said after his first bite. "OH!" he said after his second bite. "This is really good!" he said as he shoveled broccoli salad into his mouth. "Can I have some more?" he said. My husband ate two helpings of salad and said things like "So is this the official Minnesota State Dish?" So yes this is a winner. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/30/2009
I followed this to the letter and was dissapointed at the finished dish. The olives took over the taste of the dish. If you love green olives you will love this salad. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2009
Here's how much my family liked this salad. My son didn't touch the portion on his plate until I urged him to have a bite. So he did. "Oh " he said after his first bite. "OH!" he said after his second bite. "This is really good!" he said as he shoveled broccoli salad into his mouth. "Can I have some more?" he said. My husband ate two helpings of salad and said things like "So is this the official Minnesota State Dish?" So yes this is a winner. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2009
Here's how much my family liked this salad. My son didn't touch the portion on his plate until I urged him to have a bite. So he did. "Oh " he said after his first bite. "OH!" he said after his second bite. "This is really good!" he said as he shoveled broccoli salad into his mouth. "Can I have some more?" he said. My husband ate two helpings of salad and said things like "So is this the official Minnesota State Dish?" So yes this is a winner. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2009
I didn't change a thing and let it sit overnight before serving. Recipe says 8 servings but 5 of us polished it off easily as a side dish. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2009
This recipe is perfect it needs no alterations to the recipe. It's perfect the way it is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2009
This was the first thing finished at a barbecue this weekend. I had never made a broccoli salad using anything other than raw broccoli so I was concerned I would mess it up. It turned out perfect! I wish I had made more though I've already been requested to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2009
Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
So good. We used more broccoli about a pound and a half and kept the rest of the ingredients the same. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/29/2009
I followed this to the letter and was dissapointed at the finished dish. The olives took over the taste of the dish. If you love green olives you will love this salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
Lovely simple salad! I omitted the olives (five children under ten years old in my home!) cooked the broccoli a bit longer by accident and stuck the salad in pitas to make sandwiches. It was a great warm winter dish enjoyed by all but the youngest two ages 3 and 1!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2010
My mom makes a similar salad but does add sliced almonds. I really have to be in the mood for this one because I am not a huge fan of mayo. But I do love it on a hot summer day. Read More
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