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Broccoli Salad

Picture a salad. What does it look like? What does it smell like? What does it taste like?

Is it mostly iceberg lettuce? Those were the kinds of salads I grew up on – iceberg lettuce, with carrots, bell peppers, and cucumber.

It does get a little boring after awhile, doesn’t it?

So try something new! This broccoli salad is totally different from that. It has fun flavors, and adds some zip to your meal (great for potlucks and such). Truthfully, it is the only way I’ll eat raw broccoli (I prefer mine steamed).

Broccoli Salad

1 bunch broccoli florets – chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 pound fried and crumbled bacon or 1/2 jar of Hormel Bacon Bits or Pieces
1/2 medium red onion – finely chopped
1/2 to 1 cup raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup mayo
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Mix all ingredients together. Let chill 1 to 24 hours. (If you let it chill overnight or a whole day, the flavors really blend well, and it is much better.)






  1. Katrina Avatar

    Wild. I tried to leave you a comment last nite but the computer was being crazy. Just found another delicous gluten-free site:
    Wondered if you’ve already been there. She has a book on amazon as well.

    Here’s the baby site:

    Looks like your baby is the size of a plum…a nice juicy thought :). Hopefully not one that will make you feel nauseated thinking about food! Sorry you don’t feel well either. I’ve decided that i’m it it for the long haul with the boys. Anneclaire wasn’t as hard sickness wise. Best of luck. I do real well on pickles, capers, and citrus. Hope that’s helpful. 🙂

  2. Glutigirl Avatar

    I make a really similar salad and just love it. Something about the bacon with broccoli and that sweet dressing!

  3. Ginger Carter Miller Avatar

    I love that salad and make it often! Hope you’re well

  4. aglutenfreeguide Avatar

    I love broccoli in all of it’s preparations! I will have to give this one a try.