Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bacon and Broccoli Salad

This salad is so good, the flavor sometimes haunts me. I crave it, just like a pizza or fries. I just love this salad.

For Salad:
10 slices bacon
1 bunch fresh broccoli (about 3-4 stalks), cut into bite size
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup raisins

For dressing:
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sunflower seeds

1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the broccoli, onion and raisins. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar and mayonnaise. Pour over broccoli mixture, and toss until well mixed. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
3. Before serving, toss salad with crumbled bacon and sunflower seeds.

OPTIONAL ADDITION: This salad is also excellent with once can of mandarin orange slices added. My hubby requested it this way next time, and he doesn't even like mandarin oranges!


Peggy in Alaska said...


How am I ever going to ever get rid of these saddle bags with all the delicious recipes?! I'm salivating just looking at the pictures! Some of the most recently posted recipes I have but had forgotten about. Time to dust off the books and get cooking! Why I could eat the mac & cheese, corn bread/pudding, brocolli salad, and spinach salad all at one meal!

Thank you for taking time out of your busy life to post these delicious findings!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Rebecca,

It looks like there is cheese in the salad too (from the photo)? This looks like a yummy salad!

Cheers, Wilm in NZ

Anonymous said...

Hi Rebecca,

I FINALLY made this salad - it is definitely a keeper recipe for me.
It was great - even my husband who isn't that keen on broccoli ate 2 helpings! It must have been the bacon :-)