I just had the most amazing salad ever! It was a basic recipe but the taste was amazing so I decided I should try it out for myself!
8 ounces bacon
5 cups small broccoli florets
1 cup mayonnaise or Low Fat Yogurt
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup sunflower kernels
Optional: 3 cup of Grapes or Mandarins
Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook over medium – low heat just until crisp; drain on paper towels and set aside.
Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli until it turns bright green and slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Drain well, run under cold water to stop the cooking, and drain again.
In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, onion, sugar and raisins – mix well.
Add the broccoli and grapes or mandarins followed by adding a coat of the dressing if you wish. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
I didn’t use a dressing and it was wonderful. Usually a bitter dressing will work better to avoid a too sweet salad.
Just before servings, fold in the sunflower kernels and the bacon pieces. Serve immediately.