by Susan Barnett
Broccoli Salad is a time-tested favorite. In this recipe I take a few shortcuts. I use bacon bits and premade coleslaw dressing. You can certainly cook and chop bacon and make your own salad dressing if you’re a purist a heart. Enjoy!
1 large bunch of broccoli – about 3-4 stalks
1/2 red onion chopped
1/3 cup – bacon bits or 6-8 slices of crisp bacon chopped
1 cup – Craisins (or raisins)
1 cup – coleslaw dressing
1/2 cup – sunflower seeds – dry roasted
Wash and prepare broccoli into bite sizes pieces. Don’t use the woody part of the stalk.
Mix together broccoli, red onion, bacon and Craisins.
Add coleslaw dressing; adjust if you need more dressing.
Chill until served. Mix salad and add sunflower seeds right before serving.
Susan Barnett is a food industry veteran who graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics. A self-proclaimed “foodie”, Susan’s philosophy is: “It’s all about the food!” Contact her with your food questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.