This salad screams summer to me! I am in Michigan, enjoying a vacation with my sister Shannon and her family right now. This is a salad that my brother in law Jeff makes often. I can see why he does, as it is a fresh and unique recipe. He grilled up some chicken to go with this, and the meal was absolutely delicious. I love the crunchiness of the broccoli, saltiness of the bacon, and the sweetness of the cranberries. They all go so well with each other. I also love that this salad is mayo free, making it great to bring with to a picnic or BBQ! I would like to thank my sister Shannon, for taking the amazing pictures for this post! Enjoy!!
Crunchy Broccoli and Bacon Salad
- 8 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
- 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
In a large bowl, combine broccoli, onions and cranberries. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar and sugar. Drizzle sauce over broccoli and toss to coat. Chill until serving. Mix in sunflower kernels and bacon just before serving.
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