Sweet and Sour Broccoli Salad

(from maggiwun’s recipe box)

Don’t be put off by the agave syrup, which I found in the health food store and is extremely expensive, honey could easily be used as a substitute. Also, I didn’t have Spike seasoning and used Emeril’s instead. In fact, you could go without either one and I don’t think it would make that much difference. This recipe was a hit at my dinner party.

Prep time: 30 minutes
Serves 8 people

Categories: Salads, broccoli, side dishes


  • 8 cups fresh broccoli, cut into small flowerets
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked very crisp, crumbled
  • 1/ cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Dressing:
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 3 T red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar (or honey, or sugar)
  • 2 tsp Spike Seasoning (I used Emerils)
  • Salt/Pepper to taste (I didn't think it needed much salt at all)


  1. Combine dressing ingedients with a wire wisk. Gently fold into all the above ingredients. This is best when freshly made, but can be kept overnight.

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