- 2 large heads of broccoli
- 1 small red onion
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 10 slices of bacon
- 3/4 mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- sugar or sugar substitute
- Chop the broccoli fairly small.
- Halve and finely chop the red onion.
- Crumble the cooked bacon.
- Mix the wet ingredients and then mix into the dry ingredients to coat.
- Serve and enjoy!
I’ve had variations of broccoli salad many times and always enjoyed them but this was the first time I made it myself. I used Carbzilla’s recipe. Since I was going up to Seattle for my family Christmas party I wanted to bring a healthy potluck dish, but I was also going up the day before the party. I knew I wouldn’t have time to make it in Seattle so I prepped all the ingredients and put them in little baggies separately. I mixed the dressing and put that in a tupperware dish to transport. I figured this would prevent it from getting soggy and/or gross.
For the dressing, I used about 1/2 cup of lite mayo and mixed in about 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt. I’m not a huge fan of mayo and wanted to try it with yogurt instead but was too nervous to use only yogurt.
My main flaw when it comes to cooking is that I sometimes forget how important it is to READ THE ENTIRE RECIPE before I commit to it. For this recipe I skimmed the ingredients and called it good–and I was good. I had all the ingredients on hand. However, I started to cook and realize I did not have COOKED bacon. That set me back a good 30 minutes when I was trying to just throw everything together and hit the road.
It took no time at all to mix the salad for the party. And it was a hit! The salad was gone in no time. I was happy I got a spoonful to test it out. I loved this salad and I would most definitely make it again. It’s a great potluck food, too.
I would recommend this recipe to anyone who’s going to a holiday party. It will be a hit! Plus, substituting some plain Greek yogurt was a good choice. I might try it next time with just the yogurt. (Also, my aunt said when she makes it she uses Rice Vinegar instead of white vinegar. I might try that too.)
QUESTION: Have you made a broccoli salad before? What’s your method?