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The Best Ever Broccoli Salad

Updated on July 25, 2018
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Victoria is a stay-at-home mom, author, blogger at Healthy at Home, and educator. She currently lives in Colorado with her family.

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5 stars from 2 ratings of The Best Ever Broccoli Salad

I love this recipe! Steamed, fried, and even grilled broccoli sides are usually a little heavy with a meal, and end up either not being fully eaten or not enjoyed as much as possible.

Short of pouring melted cheese over the top, most families find it difficult to get everyone to eat broccoli around the house. Steaming, frying, and even grilling typically robs the broccoli of most it's natural nutrients anyway.

I offer you an easy and healthy way to prepare broccoli so that your family will not only eat their veggies but will lick their plates clean.

Broccoli is naturally very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It is also a good source of protein, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium, and a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, potassium and manganese.
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Look at all your family is missing out on not having a broccoli in their diets. This light, yummy salad will delight your family and you'll be getting requests to make this over and over.

Enjoy!!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves about 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2-3 heads broccoli
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked, cooled, crumbled
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels, roasted
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup bacon vinaigrette dressing, Canyon Foods is a great brand

Instructions

  1. Combine the mayonnaise and the bacon vinaigrette dressing in a medium serving bowl.
  2. Chop broccoli, bacon, small red onion, cheddar cheese, and sunflower seeds in a food processor until small.
  3. As each is chopped, add to the medium serving bowl with dressing. Mix everything together well.
  4. If time allows, chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 23
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 17 mg6%
Sodium 250 mg10%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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The food processor really adds something to this dish. While it's already delicious by itself, and technically you could chop everything up and mix it all together, I would prefer not to have huge crunchy chunks in my mouth with every bite.

By processing it down, you get delicious bits of broccoli and bacon in every single bite. It makes this dish just perfect; light, flavorful, with a sweet and spicy kick.

Vegetables are not popular with my family, although I love them, so this delicious side dish makes veggies a little easier to handle for just about any palette. The bacon, sunflower seeds and onions kind of make you forget that it's a broccoli salad altogether.

Make it yours by adding raisins, chopped apples, dried cranberries, or other fruit. You will absolutely love this dish!

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