Broccoli Salad with Red Grapes, Bacon, and Sunflower Seeds
Servings Per Recipe: 8 Calories: 327
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The first time I made this I followed the directions exactly. The second time I diced the bacon before cooking it Then I mixed everything together and put it in the fridge overnight. We all like it better this way. We all thought it had more flavor. I added a handful of chopped Walnuts too.
Made it for the first time and it is very easy and tasty as heck. I used half of the large bag of pre-cut fresh broccoli six slices of bacon instead of eight used pecans instead of sunflower seeds and real mayo. Mixing the pecans in with the warm bacon warms them up & mixes their flavors so I would not recommend using store-bought bacon bits. I'm reading comments about skipping the red onion but I would say to just cut them smaller...the red onion adds so much to the overall success of this dish. It was a hit and my picky-eater son polished off the left-overs for breakfast this morning. Next time I'll initially cut back on the sugar then add to taste but I plan on making it again tonight!
I made this twice. The first time was a disaster and I ended up throwing a lot of it away but the second time was excellent. I don't know what I did the first time but the sauce was very runny. Instead of coating the broccoli it collected at the bottom of the bowl. The broccoli was very bland. Take 2: I refrigerated the sauce overnight which resulted in a thicker consistency and I also only added enough sauce to coat the broccoli. Much better! Another change is that I didn't blanch the broccoli first. Ugh. Don't do that! The broccoli turned yellow overnight in the fridge and hmm it just occurred to me that the extra moisture from cooking and rinsing the broccoli might have been what made the sauce runny. I also added a very small amount of red onion the second time around because IMO a little onion goes a long way in a cold dish like this. Lastly despite my best efforts to wait until the last minute to buy grapes and carefully hide them in the fridge it was not enough to prevent my children from laying waste to the entire bag in record time. So I substituted craisins instead. Grapes would probably be just fine but now I'm in love with the craisin version. It was amazing and I got lots of compliments. There it is. I hope someone else can learn from my mistakes!