Broccoli salad is a hearty, healthy, and quick side dish for any potluck, barbecue or just for family dinner!
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Keyword: Barbecue, Broccoli, Potluck
Author: Jennifer Fishkind
6cupsbroccolicut into bite sized pieces
½cupsalted sunflower seeds
½cupbacon bitsreal is best
Place the sliced onions in a small dish of cold water and let them soak at least 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. When ready to prepare the salad, drain the onions.
In a medium bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.
In a large bowl place the salad ingredients.
Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.
Refrigerate at least one hour before serving. Then mix again right before serving.
TIPS!Tip 1: Soaking the onions in cold water helps remove some of the raw onion taste. It is completely optional to do this. Drain the onions by placing a paper towel over the dish and while holding the paper over it, invert and let the water run through the paper towel, leaving the onions in the dish.Tip 2: Refrigeration is key for this salad. In the instructions, you’ll see that I recommend leaving it in the fridge for an hour. This would be the minimum amount of time I recommend! If you can leave it in there even longer, it’s better. It gives it time to let all of the ingredients really soak together and makes the salad even tastier!Tip 3: Some people like to blanch their broccoli for this recipe. I never blanch the broccoli and I haven’t received any complaints. So, personally I think it is an unnecessary step. But, if you prefer the broccoli this way you can definitely do it. (see how to above in post.)