Broccoli Raisin Salad


2 bunches broccoli, florets only (5 to 6 cups florets-I chop mine up pretty finely instead of leaving them in hunks)

½ cup medium red onion, chopped

2/3 cup raisins

8 – 10 slices bacon, fried and crumbled

1/2 cup sunflower seed kernels, salted


1 cup mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip)

½ cup sugar

2 teaspoons vinegar


When I make the dressing, I add more vinegar (and sometimes more sugar) as I like the sweet/tart combination.  I also use light mayo and have used sugar substitute as well. This dressing mix is what I use for coleslaw as well.

Combine salad ingredients; top with dressing mixture just prior to serving so broccoli doesn’t get soggy.