On upon moving here I loved the selection of healthy foods and did my best to make this recipe yummy and satisfying to the taste buds yet healthier. Its so versatile for BBQs and lunches and helps stay cool.
First, everyone knows mayonnaise and sugar are in broccoli salad, but I didn’t want to use mayo with soy lecithin (Most soy products in today’s ingredients are GMO) in it or regular sugar. So I found a natural non-gmo mayo, and organic sugar. Lets get started!
Ingredients of salad:
3-4 heads of broccoli
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 medium onion chopped (or I used one shallot, chopped)
4 large strips of bacon, crispy, dried on a paper towel then crumbled( I used a local brand, applewood smoked, with no nitrates or preservatives)
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 cup or so of organic sugar
Make the dressing and whisk together in a separate bowl. Set aside.
Cut florets off broccoli, make them small and bite size.
Measure out the rest of your ingredients and throw in with the broccoli.
Pour dressing over broccoli mixture, mix well, chill in fridge for at least 2 hours before serving and voila! So easy and simple! Will definitely be a hit at your next get together or make it and have left overs for snacking!
Servings: about 8
I loved the flavor of this mayonnaise, the ingredients are so simple! It is very rich, you can find it here:
Side Note: A lot of people don’t like raw broccoli, and honestly neither do I very much! But once the dressing saturates the ingredients and broccoli it turns much softer and is great with sandwiches or plain ole’ munchin!
If you decide to make this let me know how it turns out for you or if you add or take away anything… Happy Eating!