ROSE MARY'S BROCCOLI & RAISIN SALAD

Rose Mary Mogan

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@cookinginillinois

This Family Favorite recipe is in my Self Published Cookbook, & has been a long time family Favorite for many years. It is quite simple & easy to make, & the longer you let it sit the better the flavor comes through.

Having fiber in the diet is important, & this is a tasty way to add some in. My husband suggested I make this for the holiday, to compliment the Beef Ribs he smoked on the grill. I didn't even realized that I had not shared this recipe until he mentioned it. He and my daughter loved this salad very much. For extra crunch, texture & color try adding in some shredded carrots.


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Serves:

6-8 depending on portion size

Prep:

30 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

2 bunch
broccoli, washed & cut up into bite size pieces
1 small
red onion, chopped, i used vidalia
1/2 c
raisins, i used twice as much
3/4 c
sunflower seeds
1 lb
regular or turkey bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 c
mayonnaise (regular or light)
1/2 c
sugar or splenda
4 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
The broccoli yield about 5 cups when cut into bite size pieces. Pour into a large bowl.
2
These are some of the main ingredients used for the salad.
3
Cut onion into quarters then eights, and process in a food processor into small pieces. The onions takes on the flavor of the smoked bacon. They marry well together.
4
Now add the chopped bacon and onion mixture to the bowl of broccoli flowerettes. Add in the sunflower seeds as well.
5
Stir to mix together.
6
Add the mayonnaise, sugar or splenda and apple cider vinegar to a medium size bowl and whisk or beat together till blended.
7
Mixture should be creamy and smooth. I added the raisins also to the salad dressing and allowed them to absorb the flavor and moisture of the dressing for about 10 minutes.
8
Now pour salad dressing mixture over the broccoli and stir to blend together. If time permits allow to sit and flavors marry before serving. About 1/2 hour to 45 minutes.
9
Stir just before serving. Then serve and enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American