Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 10 mins | Additional: 2 hrs | Total: 2 hrs 30 mins | Servings: 8 | Yield: 8 servings
Wow! This recipe of salad just blew my mind! I love everything about this salad. From the broccoli to the sunflower seeds, from red grapes to bacon! It is just too complete. Everything you wish for a salad is present in this recipe. I have listed all the steps. Just follow them and you are in for a treat. Enjoy!
8 slices bacon
⅓ cup sunflower seed kernels
1 large head broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
⅓ cup diced red onion
1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
1 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 pinch ground black pepper to taste
HOW TO MAKE BROCCOLI SALAD WITH RED GRAPES, BACON, AND SUNFLOWER SEEDS
Step 1: Place a skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.
Step 2: Place bacon and cook for 10 minutes or until the color turns brown and slightly toasted.
Step 3: Remove the bacon and place them on a plate with pepper towels. Remove the excess oil.
Step 4: Take 7 pieces of the bacon and crush. Add in a resealable bag with the sunflower seeds.
Step 5: In a medium mixing bowl, add in the grapes, broccoli, and onion. Stir until well mixed.
Step 6: Crush the rest of the bacon then place in a medium mixing bowl.
Step 7: Add in the sugar, vinegar, mayonnaise, and black pepper into the bowl with the crushed bacon.
Step 8: Pour dressing on top of the broccoli mixture. Toss until all the mixture is coated entirely.
Step 9: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place inside the fridge for 2 hours to incorporate all the flavors.
Step 10: Sprinkle the bacon-sunflower seed mixture on top of the salad. Make sure to spread it nicely.
Step 11: Serve and enjoy!
1. If you do not have sunflower seeds, you can use almonds instead. I only use red grapes with raisins and apple cider for the best result.
2. Sprinkle the crumbled bacon right away before serving to preserve its crunchiness.
Per Serving: 326.7 calories; 20.5 mg cholesterol; 382.4 mg sodium; 6.3 g protein; 12.5 g carbohydrates
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