Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Broccoli Salad

Blog and photo update: 10/06/2016

You will never want to have another broccoli salad again after eating this one. This is one is always gone within minutes. This is such a simple recipe you probably already have almost all the ingredients at your home. It has just a hint of sweetness and semi salty and even your child will forget they are eating broccoli. Make this today, now or if you are not going to listen to me make it when you feel like it but you will not be disappointed. 

Also please check out this amazing website that has tons of information about broccoli, if you want to learn the history, how it grows, facts, nutrition facts, and more broccoli recipes this place is it.

Ingredients: 

1 head of broccoli, cut into florets 
4 slices of bacon, crumbled
1/2 Cup Red Onion, Chopped
1/4 Cup Raisins
3/4 Cup Mayo
2 Tablespoons Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Honey
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds
Salt and Pepper

Instructions:
Combine Mayo, Vinegar, Honey, salt and pepper into a bowl and mix.
Place your broccoli, raisins and onion into a separate bowl.
Pour mayo mixture over broccoli and gently stir.
Sprinkle over sun flower seeds
Serve right away.


Recipe adaped from 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I wonder if turkey bacon would taste good!

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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)

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

    ReplyDelete
  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;)

    ReplyDelete
  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 :)

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
  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!

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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!

    ReplyDelete
  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!

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  29. How many does it serve?? Thanks

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
  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!!!

    ReplyDelete
  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!

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    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!!!!!!

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

    ReplyDelete
  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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  41. How many does this serve?

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

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

    ReplyDelete