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Fresh Broccoli Salad

Fresh Broccoli SaladThis broccoli salad is so tasty, it nearly steals the show from the entrée.

Recipe Ingredients:

Salad:
5 cups fresh broccoli flowerets, chopped into small bite-size pieces
8 ounces smoked bacon, fried crisp, drained and crumbled
3/4 cup dried cranberries or golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup dry-roasted sunflower seeds with salt

Dressing:
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Salad: In a large mixing bowl, place the prepared broccoli flowerets, bacon, cranberries (or raisins), green onions and sunflower seeds.
  2. Pour prepared dressing over salad and toss to coat ingredients completely.
  3. For Dressing: In a small bowl whisk together all ingredients until smooth and well combined. Taste, and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): 286.3 calories; 69% calories from fat; 22.4g total fat; 18.8mg cholesterol; 162.9mg sodium; 139.9mg potassium; 21.9g carbohydrates; 0.8g fiber; 14.7g sugar; 21.1g net carbs; 1.7g protein.

Recipe by Hope Pryor; Photograph courtesy of Sue Ramaley; Copyright © 1999; property of CooksRecipes.com. See Terms of Use.