Mom Knows Best : Broccoli Salad

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Broccoli Salad




I created a wonderful recipe for broccoli salad. If you love the broccoli salad at Sweet Tomatoes, you are going to love mine too. I was inspired to make this salad from a coupon booklet that I received in the mail from Smith's. I made some changes to their recipe as theirs called for bacon and red onion, two ingredients I don't like. My version is meat free so it will please your vegetarian friends. This salad can be eaten as a meal as the sunflower seeds add protein to it along with the cheese.

Broccoli Salad
5-6 cups chopped broccoli florets( about 1 pound )
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup golden raisins or dried cranberries
Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine all salad ingredients. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate. Meanwhile combine all dressing ingredients together until sugar is completely dissolved. Toss dressing and salad together and refrigerate for at least 1 one before serving. Makes 6 servings.







8 comments:

  1. Now this is a different kind of recipe for broccoli...never saw one that included cranberries and sunflower seeds...yum!

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  2. Yum, I am always looking for new ways to use veggies! Thanks a bunch for sharing!!

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  3. Sounds delicious to me.Thanks!

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  4. This looks so great! I think I will make this for my meal swap with my friend!

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  5. That looks yummy!! Would be a bit different than the old boring steamed that I make. Pinning it to try later! :)

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  6. That looks really good. Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables.

    Michelle F.

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  7. looks yummy ...thanks for sharing your recipe..

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  8. Hi Tara,
    I love broccoli and eat it regularly so I am always delighted to explore new ways to enjoy it. Thank you for sharing this healthy and delicious recipe on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

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