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Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint Broccoli Salad

November 2023
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4-6 cups broccoli florets
3/4 cup diced red onion
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 cup cooked & crumbled bacon
3/4 cup raisins
1 cup Martin’s Bar-B-Que Alabama White Sauce (recipe follows, or purchase online or in-store)
1 Tbs. mayonnaise

Alabama White Sauce
(Makes about 4 cups)
2 ½ cups mayonnaise
1 ¼ cups apple cider vinegar
1 ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbs. honey
1 garlic clove, finely grated
1 Tbs. Diamond Crystal kosher salt
1 Tbs. freshly ground black pepper
1 ½ tsp. chile powder, Santa Cruz brand, made from Hatch chiles, preferred
1 ½ tsp. red pepper flakes

1 ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
¾ tsp. ground cinnamon


In a large bowl, combine broccoli, onion, cheese, bacon, and raisins. In a separate bowl, whisk together Alabama White Sauce and mayonnaise. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate before serving.

For the Alabama White Sauce:
In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to two weeks.