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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Broccoli Salad

Printable Recipe

  • 2 bunches broccoli, chopped and parboiled for 1 minute
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 12 slices bacon, cooled and diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 T. white vinegar
Cooking Directions
  1. Mix together broccoli, onion, sunflower seeds, raisins and bacon.
  2. Mix together mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar
  3. Toss the sauce with the rest of the salad.
  4. Chill and serve.
Holly’s Note:
I hate this salad. It absolutely repulses me. But, The Doctor loves it and so does much of the rest of the extended family. Somehow it fell to me to be the one to always make it. This and the baked beans. They are the recipes that I am asked to bring to family gatherings. The beans I can handle. The salad I do because I love everyone else!

This has become a staple at all holiday meals. It really is popular.

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  1. I love broccoli in salad like this more than cooked.

  2. perfect - love everything in this recipe #tastytuesday

  3. I love broccoli and this salad looks delicious x #tastytuesdays

  4. This looks fresh and delicious! Yum! #tastytuesdays

  5. Oh I've never ever used broccoli in a salad! Will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This sounds really delicious!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  7. One of my favorite salads.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays.

  8. So healthy and tasty! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  9. I got my first taste of brocoli salad when I worked at ruby tuesday's ages ago and have loved it ever since. The sunflower seeds sound like a really cool addition. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!

  10. Yum! My mom used to make this recipe! I am pinning this look to my personal Pinterest so I can make this during the holidays. Thanks for sharing and for joining Celebrate Southern link up! :)

  11. I recently made this salad, same recipe...it was way too sweet for me. I will try it one more time with a tablespoon or two of sugar to see if it is any better. My hubby liked it...maybe men need more sweetness?
    Have a great weekend.

  12. This looks so good! Tweeted and pinned!

  13. Looks so great! Thanks for joining the Celebrate Southern Linkup! I am pinning this terrific post to our official pin board! Cheers!

  14. Great way to get the kiddies to eat their veggies. Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com Please stop by Thursday 9:00 PM EST and link up again.

  15. Hello gorgeous! I’m licking my lips right now, it looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Monday~Lou Lou Girls

  16. Love broccoli salad and this one looks amazing! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  17. I make a broccoli salad very similar to this! To ramp it up just a notch, you can replace the sunflower seeds with cashews and use apple vinegar instead of plain vinegar... YUM!

  18. I make this salad and it is one of our favorites. A little sweet with lots of crunch! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. You made me lol just throwing it out there how much you dislike this salad! Didn't expect that. The things we do for our families!

  20. haha, I like how you just said you didn't like this recipe. :) I'm wondering if it would be better with roasted broc. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

  21. I love broccoli salad so much! This looks great! Going to try it out! Check out my new blog http://hungrymountaineer.com/2015/01/hey-beefcake-plus-a-recipe-for-porky-eggrolls.html