Broccoli Salad

25 minutes


8 cups broccoli cut into bite sized pieces
1/3 cup red onion diced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup bacon bits
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
salt & pepper


  • Step 1

    Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook over medium heat just until crisp; drain on paper towels.

  • Step 2

    Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli and blanch until bright green and slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Drain well, run under cold water to stop the cooking, and drain again.

  • Step 3

    In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, onion,and cranberries. Add the broccoli and toss the coat with the dressing. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Step 4

    Just before servings, fold in the sunflower kernels and the bacon pieces. Serve immediately.