Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tangy Broccoli Salad

This recipe comes from the kitchen of Alex's Aunt Julie...passed on to the kitchen of Alex's sister Beth...and finally passed on to Alex's wife's! I've had a few variations of this recipe but this one is just the right blend of ingredients. My 5 year old loves this salad.

Also, my dad has been learning to cook some different recipes and this was one that he wanted me to show him. So this batch of broccoli salad was made by a guest dad!

Tangy Broccoli Salad
5 cups chopped broccoli (I get the crowns so that there isn't as much stalk)
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 cup sunflower seeds (I used honey roasted...but any kind would work)
10 slices cooked bacon-crumbled (I use the pre-cooked kind you can do in the microwave)
1/2 cup dried cranberries (the recipe really calls for raisins but my kids like craisins better)
1 cup Miracle Whip
2 T. sugar
3 T. apple cider vinegar

Place broccoli, red onion, sunflower seeds, bacon, and dried cranberry in a large bowl. In a small bowl combine miracle whip, sugar, and cider vinegar. Pour dressing mixture over broccoli mixture and toss all ingredients until well coated. Chill. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

1 comment:

  1. Look; I am mentioned on your blog! I feel way famous!! This is always served at Thanksgiving at Aunt Julie's house, but it would be good for summertime, too.