Thursday, June 25, 2009

Broccoli Salad

I love this Broccoli Salad!! I actually make it multiple times a year, and that's saying a lot considering I don't repeat many recipes. Coleslaw is one of those foods that goes really well with BBQ, and this Broccoli Salad is the same idea. This is the recipe my mom uses, I'm not sure where it came from originally as it's been copied from index card to index card. When I made it this time around I thought sunflower seeds would be a nice addition, and I was right. Yum!

Seriously, if you've never tried anything like this, you really need to! It's one of my favorites.

Broccoli Salad

1 cup Miracle Whip or mayo
2 Tbsp vinegar (I use white wine vinegar, but white or cider would work also)
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup raisins
1 small onion, diced (I use 1/2 of a red onion)
8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
3-4 heads of broccoli, florets cut into bite size pieces
Sunflower seeds, optional

Combine everything through the bacon. Pour onto the broccoli, mix, then chill. This salad is best when made a day ahead. Just before serving, add the sunflower seeds .



  1. What do you mean by "through the bacon"?

  2. All ingredients except the broccoli and sunflower seeds (Miracle Whip through the bacon).

  3. I understand now. I was originally thinking the bacon was being used as some sort of pass through for the ingredients.