Monday, April 5, 2010

Broccoli Salad

I know that I'm always looking for cheap and easy side dishes to bring to the zillions of events at church and with church friends which ask for attendees to bring side dishes or desserts.  Not shockingly, I always bring a dessert.  It seems cheaper and easier to a junk food junkie like myself who always has sweets ingredients hanging around the house.  However, last week I went to an Easter Egg Hunt at a friend's and one of my friends, Michelle Leinweber, brought this cheap, easy, and---oh yeah---delicious broccoli salad.  It was a huge hit.  Next event . . . I'm bringing it!

Broccoli Salad

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup craisins
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
3 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp vinegar
7 cups chopped fresh broccoli florets
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

In a large bowl combine mayo, craisins, onion, sugar, and vinegar.  Add broccoli and stir to coat.  Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.  Before serving, stir in sunflower seeds and bacon.

1 comment:

Mike and Tia Fam said...

I can't believe it Sarah! I was just about to send almost this exact same recipe. I make it whenever we are supposed to bring a side dish. I do the same dressing and broccoli. Sometimes I have used red wine vinegar and have substituted craisins for raisins, white onion if I don't have red and cashews instead of sunflower seeds. But I agree with you this is a great option. It is great. I've never put the bacon in, I'll have to try it. Thanks! I guess great minds think alike :)