Thursday, February 17, 2011

Broccoli Salad

I had this salad at my cousin's wedding reception and loved it. My aunt Catherine was kind enough to share the recipe with me and now I'm sharing it with you. This is a great light and refreshing salad and has become one of my go-to favorites for get-togethers. If you are making it for a crowd, I recommend doubling or tripling it.


3 crowns of broccoli, cut into bite-size florets
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup craisins
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup crumbled bacon

1/2 cup mayo
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar

Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over salad. Stir to coat. Keep refrigerated until serving.


Anonymous said...

I have made this several times and it is always a hit! I leave the red onions out, though, as they are just a bit too spicey for some people (especially if kids are at the meal). Also, I buy fresh broccoli bunches so have the stalk left over. I peel the stalk and julienne cut some of the softer "meat" from the inside to add to it. Gives it a fancy look. :)

Dave & Heather said...

Is this what you made for the girls' blessing?

katie said...

I love this salad. Thanks for reminding me to renew the love. Craisins are new though... interested to try the addition.