Saturday, October 2, 2010

Broccoli Salad

Made this over the summer for a family barbeque at the lake and we all loved it!  Even the boys who were originally skeptical over the virtues of a salad consisting mainly of broccoli.  So yummy.

Broccoli Salad
adapted from


    • 1 -2 head fresh broccoli ( do not use frozen!)
    • 1/2 cup red onions, chopped
    • 1/2 lb bacon
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons vinegar
    • 1 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups grated cheesehandfull of sunflower seedssprinkle of cayenne pepper


  1. Cook bacon (I make it easy and buy the pre-ccoked, pre-crumbled Hormel brand in  bag by the salad dressing isle; the Hormel brand is the best) and crumble into pieces.
  2. Chop up top of broccoli into bite size pieces.
  3. Mix broccoli, onions, bacon, sunflower seeds, and cheese in large bowl.
  4. In separate bowl combine vinegar, sugar, cayenne and mayo.
  5. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat and refrigerate. 
  6. Best if made a day ahead.

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