Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad & Some Great Labor Day Sides!

This quick and tasty salad would be a perfect side dish for any barbecue you are attending this coming Labor Day weekend. The broccoli and blue cheese-buttermilk dressing go together so well and the nuts give the salad a great crunch.

If you need any inspiration for Labor Day weekend, be sure to check out these recipes as well:

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad (From Real Simple, September 2011, p. 236)

  • 1 bunch of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts or almonds
  1. Steam broccoli until tender, 5 to 7 minutes; rinse with cold water to cool
  2. In a small bowl, mix together buttermilk, sour cream, blue cheese, scallion, red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Top broccoli with the buttermilk dressing and nuts.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad & Some Great Labor Day Sides!

  1. The Betty Project

    yum! looks like a great change from the usual bbq faire. My daugher would love this! I’ll have to try it soon :)

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