Great salad. Thanks for the recipe. Even folks who don't like broccoli like this recipe. My minor variations include lightly blanching the broccoli, substituting pine nuts instead of sunflower seeds, and using low fat mayo. Also, used red onion.
Blanch the broccoli
I made this last night for my sister. She LOVES broccoli salad! She is home for several weeks recovering from surgery so I have been going over to make meals. I have never made broccoli salad, but our Mom made it for every big party we had YUM! <br/><br/>I made as the recipe says, with light mayo, addition of reduced fat cheddar cheese cubes, only 8oz of bacon. I agree with another reviewer, for some one bunch of broccoli may not be enough. Luckily, my sis LOVES it saucy! So she really enjoyed the extra wetness! <br/><br/>This is an EXCELLENT recipe! Thank you!!!!
I just made this and it is delicious. I changed the sunflower seeds to pine nuts. I'll bet it will be even better after it sits in the refrigerator tonight. Yummy
Wha a easy great tastin salad. I bought the big bag of broccoli from Costco so this was a snap to put together, I did sub craisins and sliced almonds for the sunflower seeds and raisins and was out of bacon. But I can only think this salad would taste fabulous with the bacon added. Thanks for the recipe.
Excellent salad! I made a couple minor changes - I used craisins instead of raisins, only used 1/2 lb of bacon and added an 8 oz can of sliced water chestnuts. DELISH!!
This was very good. I think if I made it again, I would use 2 bunches of broccoli and keep everything else the same. Maybe my prepackaged bunch of broccoli was smaller then usual? Not sure but I don't think the amount it made for me would serve 8-10 and the bottom of the bowl was a bit soupy.
This is the best broccoli salad ever. I make this a lot and every one loves it.
I love this salad! I have had it many times from the deli, & have been searching for the perfect recipe. This is it folks! I made it as is, except omitted the sunflowerseeds. Next time I'm going to try with Splenda instead of sugar to make it a little more user friendly for my hips! Thanx for sharing Trisha!
Love this salad!