Broccoli Bacon Salad

  • Yield 12 to 16 servings

A colorful, healthy side made with vegetables, nuts, and red wine vinegar

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"I started serving this salad at showers and parties, but I found it most appreciated on New Year's Day. It's very easy to prepare ahead of time. Just add the dressing at serving time."

Ingredients

1 bunch broccoli, broken into small florets (about 3 cups total)
1 bunch cauliflower, broken into small florets (about 3 cups total)
1/2 red onion, chopped
10 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Combine the broccoli, cauliflower, onions, bacon, raisins, and sunflower seeds in a large bowl; mix gently.
  2. Whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar in a small bowl. Refrigerate salad and dressing separately until serving time.
  3. To serve, pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture; toss to mix.

June Stoos, St. Cloud, Fla.

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