Thursday, June 19, 2008

Broccoli Salad

**click on me to enlarge
1 big bunch broccoli, chopped
1/2 sweet onion, chopped fine
13 strips bacon, crisp and broken
1 c sunflower seeds
1 c mayo
2 T vinegar
1/2 c sugar
Whisk the last 3 ingredients and pour
over the other. Stir and eat!
Above is the basic recipe.
I just use whatever
I happen to have. The picture above has
peanuts instead of the seeds. I also
added 1/2 cup shredded cheddar.
It's also great with dried cranberries.
To make it extra easy,
I use the precooked bacon and
buy the fresh broccoli already chopped.


  1. Yum! one of my favorite salads, we are having it tomorrow night with grilled hamburgers.

  2. Kim ~ we had it with burgers tonight! It's our very favorite..I make it all the time!

  3. I smiled when I saw this post because it reminded me of a dear little boy in the Sunday school class that we teach who loves broccoli salad. Your recipe sounds delicious... however, if I made it I would be the only one eating it. My 3 men won't eat it. I guess I'll have to pay you a visit. Save me some.

  4. MG ~ Come right on over for some! It isn't fun to make something just for yourself! My oldest loves this...the cheese, peanuts and bacon really help. :)

  5. I use this same recipe for mine except I put raisins in it instead of seeds. I like the substitutes that you use...I might have to try using them next time. Yummy, makes me want a big bowl full!

  6. I haven't made this recipe in absolute ages!! Looks dee-lish! Perfect summer dish.

  7. Yummmm! That is one of my favorite salads! My dh or kids won't eat though! Waaa! When I go to my sisters In-laws house, one of the aunts make it. I always check to see if she's there because I love it so much!

  8. I will be trying this on Saturday. This sounds delicious!

  9. Lavinia ~ no, it's fresh and raw...crunchy and cold ! :)

  10. Delicious - and very good for you too.
    I can see that the cheese and bacon would appeal to the young.
    Having just returned from a bacon-free zone, I'm loving pork products.......!
    happy weekend.

  11. Nanatrish ~ hope you love it as much as we do! ;)

  12. Elizabeth ~ oh yes, you need to have a big bbq...chops, etc...all the pork products you haven't had in a while....and broccoli salad with bacon in it!

  13. An interesting medley of flavours. Printing it off for the bloggy binder under "Recipes" tab...

  14. My niece-in-law makes this for every family gathering and we all love it!

  15. i make a similar recipe and it is always a big hit at family get-togethers. yours looks lovely and so yummy!

  16. Betsy, I love broccoli salad, so I will be sure to try this...it looks delicious...


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