Broccoli Salad with Red Grapes, Bacon, and Sunflower Seeds

Broccoli Salad with Red Grapes, Bacon, and Sunflower Seeds

Coastal Roots

"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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Ingredients

2 h 30 m servings 327 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 29 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 382 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  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.

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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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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!!

Great salad, I loved it.

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!!

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...

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!

Tripled this for a wedding luncheon. It was a hit and had multiple requests for the recipe. Only change I made was using sliced almonds and roasted them to bring out the flavor in place of the s...

This is really good.I use white seedless grapes instead of the others but other than that I followed the recipe.I found this tastes better the longer it sits in the fridge :)

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.

The first time I made this I followed the directions exactly. The second time I diced the bacon before cooking it, Then I mixed everything together and put it in the fridge overnight. We all l...

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