My mother makes this fabulous salad and we have broccoli coming up in the garden. And it is very much an “adjust according to your preferences” kind of dish.
You will need:
chopped fresh broccoli (one grocery store sized head?),
green olives (I like the ones with pimentos as much for the color as for the flavor, and if I can find them, I prefer them chopped),
crumbled bacon (or smoked tempeh),
chopped (or mashed, I’m lazy) hard boiled eggs (I boil 3-4 eggs for most cold salads),
sometimes a little celery (2-3 stalks, chopped small )and
sometimes a little bell pepper (she says she does this sometimes, but I never remember it).
Mix it all together with about a cup of mayonnaise and let it meld in the refrigerator over night.
I love this.