Broccoli Salad with Red Grapes, Bacon, and Sunflower Seeds Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Broccoli Salad with Red Grapes, Bacon, and Sunflower Seeds Recipe
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Broccoli Salad with Red Grapes, Bacon, and Sunflower Seeds

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"Try a flavor from the beaches of the eastern shore. This refreshing yet hearty family recipe has been adopted into the families of all of our friends. We never steam a bushel of crabs without having a huge bowl of this salad and corn on the cob on the table. This dish is simply mandatory at every BBQ, potluck or pitch-in event. Give it a try!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 30 mins

Directions

  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Crumble 7 slices of bacon; mix with sunflower seeds in a resealable bag.
  2. Combine broccoli, onion, and grapes in a bowl.
  3. Crumble the remaining bacon slice. Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and black pepper together in a bowl; fold in the 1 slice crumbled bacon. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture; toss to coat evenly. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for flavors to blend, about 2 hours.
  4. Sprinkle bacon-sunflower seed mixture over salad before serving; mix well.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • We never substitute the red grapes with raisins and we always use apple cider vinegar for this recipe. However, we sometimes substitute the sunflower seeds with chopped pecans or toasted sliced almonds.
  • Add the crumbled bacon and sunflower seeds when it's time to serve. If you hold off and wait, the bacon and sunflower seeds stay nice and crunchy therefore enhancing the overall texture and flavor. Mix well once added.
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Reviews More Reviews

Jul 03, 2013

Great salad, I loved it.

 
Jul 29, 2013

This recipe is jsut what I was looking for!! I had everything on hand and I also added the almonds and a handful of grated cheddar. Delish!! Thank you for submitting this & sharing!!

 

14 Ratings

Sep 19, 2013

I love this recipe. The only thing I changed was that I added Shredded Cheddar Cheese. It was absolutely delious!! Definately try it if you want a healthy tasting, sweet and salty salad!!

 
Jun 30, 2014

Best broccoli salad ever! I was hoping for leftovers, but my husband cleaned out the bowl! I didn't nor wouldn't change a thing...

 
Jun 03, 2014

I haven't tried it , but will.. My question is how many cups of Broccoli ? Can someone give me an answer ?I don't like it when a measurement is not given. I will give it five stars now,, because I know it will be good

 
Jul 04, 2014

Yummy and easy to make. This dish is always a hit as a take along side dish. Substitute a raspberry vinaigrette dressing for the mayonnaise if it has to sit out for any length of time.

 
Apr 20, 2014

My family and coworkers love this salad! To make it a little healthier, I double the broccoli and replace 1/2 the mayo with plain Greek yogurt. Fantastic:)

 
Mar 28, 2014

Yum, I subbed dried cherries since I didn't have any grapes. No onion, so I left it out. Added slivered almonds and a sharp white cheddar. Easy to play around with and very tasty!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 29 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 382 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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