Another salad favorite at our house is this quick and easy broccoli salad. I like to blanch the broccoli before I use it, just to that bright green stage. It takes away the “bite” of raw broccoli.
We use one Costco-size bag of broccoli – 3 pounds of florets, then cut into bite-sized pieces. We have used white vinegar, red wine vinegar, cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar – all of them work just fine. I prefer one of the flavored vinegars to the plain white vinegar – gives it a bit more yumminess.
We also cut the bacon first – it cooks nicely into little bacon bits that way. The problem is all the snitching that goes on before the bacon makes it into the salad…..
So – here’s another easy salad recipe our family loves:
3 pounds broccoli florets (Costco-size bag)
1 lb fried and crumbled bacon
1 large red onion, chopped. (We often lightly saute the onion in the bacon drippings to take away some of the bite)
1 C sunflower seeds
1 C raisins
1 C mayonnaise
1/2 C sugar
Mix first 5 ingredients together in large bowl. Mix dressing. Put on broccoli right before serving, or up to 3 ahead of time if refrigerated before serving. The longer the dressing in on the salad, though, the runnier it gets.