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Broccoli Ranch Salad

Broccoli Ranch Salad

This is a wonderful summer salad that is perfect to take along to a potluck or a picnic. I love how many veggies I manage to get into my kiddos when we make it to eat at home.

2 medium broccoli stalks
1 package frozen peas
½ lb. bacon cooked, drained, and chopped
6 miniature sweet bell peppers
1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 package white mushrooms, sliced
1 package dry ranch dressing
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. sour cream
2 carrots,  peeled and thinly shaved

Cut the broccoli into bite sized pieces. Blanch it by heating a medium sized pot of water over high heat until it comes to a boil. Remove the water from the heat and add the broccoli to it. Stir the broccoli with a spoon until all of the pieces have turned to a bright vibrant green color. This will only take about one minute. Drain the broccoli and rinse with cold water before setting 

Boil the peas normally and then run them under cold water as well to bring down their temperature. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. When the salad is well mixed, put it in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour before serving. Enjoy!  


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