I love Broccoli & Cauliflower! Although my own gang doesn’t love the fresh vegetables as much, I’m always trying to offer them up in a variety of ways hoping they find something that they too will enjoy. One of the salads that catches my eye in the deli is the broccoli salad that has bacon, cheese and nuts. This is one of the easiest throw together salads that you can enjoy while saving on the high costs in the deli by making it at home. It literally takes less than 10 minutes. Salads are always better when you make them yourself because you are guaranteed they are fresh!
Summer is in the air and most of my guests love cold salads. My friend David loves this salad and so does my mother in law. I’ve even got Bill trying this one in small portions now… so I don’t have to eat it alone.
I choose light mayo and omit the cheese. It is every bit as tasty and it helps make it a bit more healthy!
4 Cups Broccoli
1 1/2 Cup Cauliflower
1/3 Cup red Onion
1/3 Cup Bacon, crumbled (I use the real bacon by Kirkland at Costco and keep it on hand in the freezer!)
2/3 Cup Craisins
1 Cups Mayonnaise (I use 1/2 light! You may need more to your liking)
2 Tablespoons Splenda
2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 Cup Roasted and Salted Sunflower seeds
Salt & Pepper to taste
Chop broccoli and cauliflower into smaller bit size pieces. Combine mayonnaise, splenda, vinegar and salt & pepper. Add diced red onions and mix gently with vegetables. Add crumbled bacon, craisins and sunflower seeds.
Chill & Enjoy!