Broccoli Salad with Red Grapes, Bacon, and Sunflower Seeds

Broccoli Salad with Red Grapes, Bacon, and Sunflower Seeds

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"Try a flavor from the beaches of the eastern shore. This refreshing yet hearty family recipe has been adopted into the families of all of our friends. We never steam a bushel of crabs without having a huge bowl of this salad and corn on the cob on the table. This dish is simply mandatory at every BBQ, potluck or pitch-in event. Give it a try!"

Ingredients 2 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 327 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 29 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 382 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Crumble 7 slices of bacon; mix with sunflower seeds in a resealable bag.
  2. Combine broccoli, onion, and grapes in a bowl.
  3. Crumble the remaining bacon slice. Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and black pepper together in a bowl; fold in the 1 slice crumbled bacon. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture; toss to coat evenly. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for flavors to blend, about 2 hours.
  4. Sprinkle bacon-sunflower seed mixture over salad before serving; mix well.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • We never substitute the red grapes with raisins and we always use apple cider vinegar for this recipe. However, we sometimes substitute the sunflower seeds with chopped pecans or toasted sliced almonds.
  • Add the crumbled bacon and sunflower seeds when it's time to serve. If you hold off and wait, the bacon and sunflower seeds stay nice and crunchy therefore enhancing the overall texture and flavor. Mix well once added.
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mskinue
7/3/2013

Great salad, I loved it.

carrie
7/29/2013

This recipe is jsut what I was looking for!! I had everything on hand and I also added the almonds and a handful of grated cheddar. Delish!! Thank you for submitting this & sharing!!

asdda2003
9/19/2013

I love this recipe. The only thing I changed was that I added Shredded Cheddar Cheese. It was absolutely delious!! Definately try it if you want a healthy tasting, sweet and salty salad!!