Thursday, July 4, 2013
Many people have cookouts on this holiday so I thought I'd post a recipe for a salad that my daughter often takes to these family gatherings: Broccoli salad!
There are tons of different recipes out there for broccoli salads and most of them are pretty much the same. This is the one that we like. It is not vegetarian - as it contains bacon - and I've not tried it without the bacon so I don't know how that would be. So, no. I couldn't eat this (or wouldn't) but the carnivores in my life enjoy it. (and I did when I still ate meat)
1 large head of broccoli - chopped into small pieces
1/4 cup chopped onion
10 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 cup mayonnaise (low fat mayo can be used, as well!)
2 TBSP vinegar
3-4 tsp sugar
1 cup roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds
Stir the first 4 ingredients together in a large bowl. Now mix the mayo, vinegar and sugar and pour over the other ingredients. Stir to coat. Stir in sunflower seeds right before serving.