"This salad is sweet and crunchy. Broccoli, crumbled bacon, raisins and sunflower seeds, with a smattering of onion tossed in a mayonnaise-based dressing. Delicious!" — Dawn
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broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups
unsalted sunflower seeds
granular sucralose sweetener (such as Splenda®)
white wine vinegar
Halved the recipe...steamed the broccoli for about 2 minutes....used just sugar....EXCELLENT! Thank you!
I loved this recipe! The only thing I would do different next time is to blanch or steam the broccoli just a little bit (my kids didn't care for the raw broccoli taste). I also only used sugar. Great!
I make this, but I do a couple of things differently that makes it so much more tasty. I put the mayo and the raisins in a blender and it makes the dressing much better. After mixing, let it sit in the fridge over night. Add the sunflower seeds right before serving.
I made a "mistake" and put in horseradish mayo instead of plain. OMG. It is FANTASTIC! It's got a zip like sushi with wasabi sauce. I also tried adding some raw corn kernels (freshly trimmed off the cob) which made it even better.
I just made it, soo good! I did use the suggestion to process the dressing that way you can't tell there is raisins in it. Lol can't wait for the family to try it
After beginning to make this salad, I realized all of my raisins had been eaten up by a "little mouse" (kids). So I used Craisins and it was delicious. Also, the Craisins added color. Everyone enjoyed it and hubby wants me to make it again!
I always take this dish to any get together my husband and I attend, and it is always a hit! I put 3/4 cup of onions in the mixture instead of the half cup for which it calls. I also use two jars of Hormel bacon bits instead of cooking my own bacon. The recipe is just as good and it cuts down on the preparing time drastically.
I've made this salad for quite a few years. I always use craisins and either walnuts or sliced almonds (never have any sunflower seeds on hand). We love it at our house!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bacon Broccoli Salad with Raisins and Sunflower Seeds
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 242
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