This easy to prepare Broccoli Bacon Salad makes a great side dish for cookouts and pot luck gatherings. Broccoli and bacon blend with onions, raisins and sunflower seeds for a delightful combination of sweet and spicy with a lot of crunch.
- 2 lbs. fresh broccoli, cut into small florets
- 8 slices bacon, diced, fried crisp, and drained
- 1 small sweet onion, chopped fine
- 1 cup golden raisins
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Toss broccoli, bacon, onion, raisins and sunflower seeds together in a large bowl.
Whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar in a separate bowl.
Pour dressing onto salad and toss to coat well.
Taste test and add salt if desired.
Cover and chill several hours before serving. Overnight is best.