VideoCooking for a Crowd
Cooking for a Crowd
Use these recipe sheets to prepare for larger groups:
6 cups chopped broccoli (fresh)
½ cup raisins
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
¼ cup unsalted sunflower seeds
¼ cup bacon bits
½ cup low-fat mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- In a large bowl, combine broccoli, raisins, onion, sunflower seeds and bacon bits.
- In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar.
- Stir mayonnaise mixture into salad.
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Recipe adapted from Nutrition Matters.
- No raisins? Use any type of dried fruit.
- You can use chopped cauliflower for some of the chopped broccoli.
This a very tasty salad! If you enjoy crunch in your salad this one is definately for you! I made this salad with my summer school students. It was a huge hit! I did however, modify the sugar from 1/4 cup to 2 Tablespoons, The reason for doing so is that the raisins are sweet and the 1/4 of sugar made so sweet you really couldnt saver the flavors. Two tablespoons less made this recipe a sucess for my food tastings with the students!
I found this recipe to be very tasty and sweet enough even with a reduction in sugar as mentioned above. I reduced the sugar by almost half the amount. I like to add the bacon bits and sunflower seeds just before serving so this salad maintains a nice crunchiness; otherwise the bacon bits and seeds soften up somewhat.
This is my favorite salad, I make it for every BBQ I go to during the summer and people are always asking me for the recipe! Often times I do it just as the recipe says but sometimes I mix it up and use dried cranberries or add cauliflower.