July 3, 2014


Whenever the holidays roll around, I'm usually in charge of preparing this broccoli salad. From my very first bite ever of this salad, I knew it would become a regular in my Holiday meal repertoire. Each bite is insanely flavorful and delicious. The dressing is what marries the ingredients so perfectly together with its tangy sweetness.


5-6 cups Broccoli (bite size pieces)
1/2 cup Red onion (diced)
1/4 cup Sunflower seeds
1 package (6oz) Turkey bacon
Raisins (optional)

1 cup Mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup White granulated sugar

Wash and cut broccoli into bite size pieces. Place in large mixing bowl. Dice red onion and add to broccoli.

To cook the turkey bacon, I like to cook them in the oven since it's faster and all done at once, but does not come out as crispy as cooking them in a microwave or on a skillet. Here are all your options:
Oven: Preheat oven to 400 degF. Line bacon strips on a foil covered baking sheet and cook bacon for 8-10 minutes.
Microwave: Place one layer of bacon on a paper towel lined microwave-safe plate. Cook for 1.5-2 minutes. Repeat.
Skillet: Line skillet with one layer of bacon and cook each side of bacon for 8 minutes each on low-medium heat. Repeat.

Once bacon is cooked & cooled, cut into small bits and add to broccoli mix.

Add sunflower seeds and raisins (optional).

In a small bowl, mix together mayo, apple cider vinegar and sugar until well incorporated. Pour dressing over salad and mix well.

Cover the salad with plastic wrap and let it chill and marinate for at least 1 hour. When you are ready to serve, carefully transfer salad into your trusty serving bowl for a beautiful presentation.

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Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! Have a fun & delicious Fourth of July!!

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  1. Oh my, this looks delicious! Definitely going to have to try it for the barbecue tomorrow!

    xx Cara

    1. Yay! Let me know how it turns out! Have a fun BBQ :)

  2. Oh my gosh this looks so good I will be making for a dinner party this weekend. Thank you for sharing with us!

  3. Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try it out this weekend.

  4. I love broccolli but rarely have it in salad so I will try this out!

  5. I'm starting to get hungry! Lol.
    I will save this recipe and will make it for sure! Yumm yumm...

  6. This salad looks so good. I have really wanting a dish with broccoli lately and this will sure do it. Thank you for sharing

  7. This salad looks so refreshing and so delicious.I *-* really love all salads but this one looks so tempting and colorful in the picture.I going to make this one.Thanks for sharing.

  8. I'll be packing this for lunch tomorrow. Looks so good!

  9. This salad looks so good. I will try it. I need more vegies in my diet! Thanks!

  10. This broccoli salad looks delicious. I have never used sunflower seeds in my broccoli salad,but it sounds good. I will be trying this recipe soon.

  11. This is one of my favorite recipes. I haven't used turkey/bacon before and I am sure that would be a great addition.


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