Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Broccoli Salad

I make this salad quite a few times over the summer and use as a starting off point a recipe I found in a cookbook called "Cooking from Quilt Country" by Marcia Adams.  A great book full of some pretty tasty recipes!!

Here's my version..........Getting together the ingredients is pretty easy - 

2 large bunches of Broccoli (approx 2 lbs) cut  the florets into bite size pieces
1lb of Bacon - cooked and chopped up
1 Medium Onion - chopped into stripes - I use a white one, but red would be fine also
3/4 C Dried Cranberries
1 1/4 C Mayo
1/4 C White Sugar
3 Tbls Rice Wine Vinegar
1/2 Teas Black Pepper
1/2 C Toasted Sunflower seeds

In a bowl combine - broccoli, bacon, onion and cranberries - toss them to mix.  In another bowl mix together the next 4 ingredients until well combined.  Pour dressing over vegetable mix and toss to coat.  I usually add the sunflower seeds now also but you can do that just before serving.  You should let this sit at least 2 hours or preferably over night before you serve.  it is much better the next day.  if it seems to be a bit on the dry side and a couple of tablespoons of mayo.