Fresh Broccoli Salad
This broccoli salad is so tasty, it nearly steals the show from the entrée.
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
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- For Salad: In a large mixing bowl, place the prepared broccoli flowerets, bacon, cranberries (or raisins), green onions and sunflower seeds.
- Pour prepared dressing over salad and toss to coat ingredients completely.
- For Dressing: In a small bowl whisk together all ingredients until smooth and well combined. Taste, and season with salt and pepper as desired.
- 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.