Friday, August 12, 2011

Broccoli Salad

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This is one of my most favorite salads to eat in the summer with a barbeque. It is light and refreshing yet rich and flavorful. I have yet to find a person who does not love this. (Ok, except for Kim. But she doesn't count because if it's not Olive Garden or Cafe Rio she won't eat it.) But you will...I am sure of it!

What you need:
5 C. chopped fresh broccoli
1/2 Craisins
(I just sprinkle some in until it looks pretty)
1/4 Chopped red onion-optional
(I never put these in because it is just plain wrong)
10 bacon strips-cooked and crumbled
1/4 C. sunflower seeds
1 C. grated chedder cheese

For the dressing you need:
1/2 C. Mayo
2 T. Sugar
3 T. Red wine vinegar

Mix the salad ingredients together. Blend the dressing ingredients until smooth. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until completely coated. Chill and Serve!

(We like ours "saucey" so if it seems too dry I will double the dressing.)


Kim said...

Whatever! I tried it at Jack's blessing and LOVED it!!!

Heather said...

It is really good with cashews instead of sunflower seeds!