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Broccoli Raisin Salad

A quick and delicious salad that will be a hit at home or at a party.
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Cooking for a Crowd

Cooking for a Crowd

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A bowl is filled with crunchy salad featuring broccoli, raisins and sunflower seeds.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Makes: 6 Cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

6 cups chopped broccoli (fresh)
½ cup raisins
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
¼ cup unsalted sunflower seed kernels
¼ cup bacon bits
½ cup low-fat mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Rinse or scrub fresh vegetables under running water before preparing.
  3. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, raisins, onion, sunflower seed kernels and bacon bits.
  4. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar.
  5. Stir mayonnaise mixture into salad.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.



    Recipe adapted from Nutrition Matters.

Notes

  • No raisins? Use any type of dried fruit.
  • You can use chopped cauliflower for some of the chopped broccoli.

Comments

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. 

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 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!

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