Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Broccoli Salad

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Well since Monday I have been on my 30 day no junk food diet! So my carb loving self has been trying to stay away from pasta, bread and mashed potatoes.  I ran across this recipe and looked to good not to try! It was wonderful!! I hope you enjoy it and much as my family did.
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  • 1 head broccoli, stems removed and florets cut into pieces
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled 
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup  mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup roasted no salt added sunflower seed kernels
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Preparation:
  1. In a small bowl combine mayo, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper.  Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine broccoli, bacon, onion and raisins.  Gently stir in the mayo dressing.
  3. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds and serve immediately.
Enjoy!
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56 comments:

  1. I had a similar broccoli salad a ladies event recently. It was the BEST broccoli salad I've ever had. It had bacon, so how could it not be good. =) I'm pinning so I will remember to try this.

    Yo have a cute blog. I will be following!

    Jennifer
    http://imitationbydesign.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you!! I hope you enjoy it! I will follow back =)

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  3. Nothing clean or healthy about bacon! Omit that and it sounds great.

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    1. Why? You don't save many calories and it doesn't have the same flavor and crunch.

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  4. can't wait to try this. Always looking great food to try.

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  5. LOVE THIS! <3 Nothing better than bacon :)

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  6. I use dried cranberries instead of raisins... I love this salad!

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  7. you don't cook the broccoli? You eat it raw? It sounds delicious, greetings from the netherlands :-)

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  8. yes we eat it raw =) lol I hope you try it!

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  9. This is a great recipe...I have also put white grapes cut in half,dried cranberries. I also use the begged brocoli slaw it is great and makes it go further for a pot luck.

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  10. Made this tonight and 4 out of 5 family members loved it and it takes getting creative for them to eat broccoli. My son groaned but ate his portion, he couldn't handle the red onions and the bacon gave it the kick it needed for my kids to dive in. We omitted the raisins.

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  11. I wonder if turkey bacon would taste good!

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  12. This is really good with a little bit of cauliflower added to the broccoli.

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  13. This is really good with a little bit of cauliflower added to the broccoli.

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  14. I've made this but used the Vidalia Onion dressing as the sauce. Delicious either way!

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  15. Thank you for this. This looks like the same salad that our local Whole Foods sells and as you can guess quite expensive. Great to have the recipe! And I can leave out the red onions that I usually pick out. :o)

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  16. Only thing I change was that I substituted the sunflower seeds to roasted sliced almonds. It tasted amazing Thanks for the recipe!

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  17. I love this salad!! This is a family favorite, even my 2 year old LOVEs it. My recipe is just slight different,I use Craisins (dried cranberries) instead of raisins
    We also add a cup of CHEDDAR CHEESE. Yum!
    RED- WINE- VINEGAR and we add sugar to the mayo(But, honey sound really good). So yummy=)' Thanks for sharing..I'm going to try it YOUR way tonight;)

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  18. I LOVE raisins but I hate them in things. I'm not a fan of bacon either, but Target has a salad like this w/ bacon in it and it's amazing. I'm hoping it's like their recipe because its' perfect! They also have shreded cheddar cheese in theirs. I will omit the raisins and add the cheese! Can't wait to try :)

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  19. Apple cider vinegar also works well and I love it with the dried cranberries also!

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  20. i have a similar recipe too. no raisins and add mushroom and no honey.

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  21. I have a similar recipe but with a lot more bulk to it...we use broccoli (of course), bacon, red onion, edamame beans, tortellini, box of small pasta shells, chunks of cheddar and the dressing is almost the same (mayo, vinegar and sugar)...it's usually gone within minutes!!!! Love it.

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  22. I make a similar recipe but use fruit vinegar instead of regular vinegar, and cashews instead of sunflower seeds. I also add sugar to the mayonaise, instead the the honey. I will have to try some of the other suggestions that all sound so yummy!

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  23. Do you use real mayo or miracle whip? I can't wait to try this. I love broccoli salad!!!!

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  24. thank you everyone and I use Mayo in all my salads =)

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  25. I love Broccoli Salad, I also add 1/2 cup cheedar cheese, 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes,cut in half and some golden raisins. I make my dressing a lil different, I use 1/2 cup mayo,2 tbs lemon juice,1/4 cup sugar. No salt or pepper. Delish!

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  26. I LOVE that you don't consider BACON junk food!!! Your salad sounds delish! I can't wait for a nice warm day to enjoy!

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  27. This is my very favorite salad! I use apple cider vinegar and chopped pecans. My whole family loves it!

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  28. Just made this following your recipe.. uuuhhhhmaaaaazzzzing!!

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  29. How many does it serve?? Thanks

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  30. I miss this. My sister in law would make this when she came to Tx to visit one year.

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  31. It is delicious. I've made this for years. I omit the raisins, add cheddar, and use a little Splenda in place of the sugar.

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  32. Looks like the salad Souplantation makes and sells to Costco in the Palm Springs, CA area. Im going to give it a try tonight but will use unflavored rice vinegar in stead of white vinegar.

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  33. This is a great salad!!! Clean it up a bit more and use plain greek yogurt instead of mayo, add a bit of lemon juice and a bit of brown sugar (or whichever sweetner you have on hand :)
    Thanks for the great recipie, its so versitile!!!

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  34. Substitute the honey with stevia, cut out the bacon, use lite mayo, it still has too many calories. Blah and it sounds sooooooo good!

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  35. Cant wait to try these Salad, I love broccoli!

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  36. we also add cauliflower. and use sugar not honey

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  37. We just had a variation of this tonight. I had broccoli, bacon pieces, chopped onion and peppers, a handful of pumpkin seeds, a few crushed tortilla chips, and some buttermilk light ranch dressing. It was very good and there was actually a discussion on who got to finish it! :)

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    1. Loved the salad! I brought it to my bookclub and they gobbled It down. For me personally, I'm going to cut down on the mayo due to guilt attack; otherwise, I'm making it just like recipe when serving others. Thanks for sharing this no fail recipe! YUM!!!!!!

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  38. Making this recipe tonight! Can't wait to try it out :)

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  39. I love this SALAD!! I made a few modifactions . . .instead of mayo used plain greek yogurt fo rmore protetin less calories and craisins instead of raisins (because I don't like raisins) it's been a huge hit! thank you!

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  40. I made this tonight for dinner and my husband who does not even like broccoli had a second helping!

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  41. How many does this serve?

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    1. im assuming adult size servings, thanks so much!!

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  42. I'd like to know number of servings as well..

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