Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Cranberries and Sunflower Seeds


I have been making this salad for years and it's my go to salad to bring to cookouts.  Everyone loves
it and if by chance there is any leftover, it's good the next day.  There are a lot of different recipes out there for this salad and I've settled on this one because it's not overdressed and is a perfect balance of crunchy, sweet and salty.
Ingredients:

2-3 broccoli crowns (about 6 cups), cut into small florets 

10 bacon slices, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 teaspoons sugar
salt and pepper to taste


Directions:
1.  Combine broccoli, bacon, onion, sunflower seeds and cranberries in a large bowl.
2.  In a small bowl whisk mayo, vinegar sugar, salt and pepper.  Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.
3.  Cover and refrigerate (at least an hour) until ready to serve.


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