Sunflower Raisin Broccoli Salad

  • 3 bunches broccoli flowerets
  • 2 c. white raisins
  • 2 c. sunflower seeds
  • 2 c. finely chopped red onion
  • 1 ½ c. fried, crispy, crumbled bacon
  • 1 ½ c. mayonnaise**
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar

Cook bacon until it’s crumbly-crisp.  When bacon is finished cooking, crumble into bits approximately the same size as the raisins.

Wash broccoli and cut into small flowerets and finely chop the red onion.

In large bowl, toss broccoli with raisins, sunflower seeds, and chopped red onion.  Set in refrigerator to cool.

In medium bowl, mix mayonnaise (do not attempt to substitute salad dressing) with sugar and vinegar; blend until smooth.

Just before serving, add mayonnaise dressing and bacon bits to the large bowl.  Stir until all ingredients are coated.

Makes a large (party- or potluck-sized) bowl, but is easy to divide recipe into thirds.

**nomnompaleo’s good homemade mayo: In large bowl, mix 1 large egg yolk, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard, 1.5 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp white vinegar until homogeneous.  Then, stirring continuously, add 1/4 c. avocado oil in a steady stream, and whisk ~30 seconds.  Then add the last 1/4 c. avocado oil all at once and whisk to emulsify the mayo completely.

Source: grandmother