Summer Broccoli Salad

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Happy July!! I can't even believe that June has come and gone, but sure enough it has. With Independence Day this weekend, I thought I'd share a favorite side dish recipe with you, perfect for a picnic, grilling out, or just because. This light and simple dish is sure to be a favorite, and it takes no time to prepare! And with the heat of summer upon us, this summer broccoli salad is a cool and refreshing addition to any meal. 

  • What You'll Need
    • 2 heads fresh broccoli
    • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
    • 6 pieces of bacon
    • 3/4 cup raisins
    • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
    • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 2 TBSP white vinegar 

  • What You'll Do
    • Cook bacon and set aside to cool. Once cooled, crumble it.
    • Cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces and add to a large bowl. Dice the onions and add to the broccoli, along with the raisins, sunflower seeds, and crumbled bacon. 
    • In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar. Stir until smooth. Then pour it over the broccoli mixture. Toss until well combined. Let chill for about 30 minutes and then serve.
    • ***If preparing ahead of time, don't put the dressing on until closer to serving time. 

I hope your mid-week is treating you well! What kinds of side dishes will you be making for the 4th of July?

p.s. For all you bloggers out there, don't forget we're linking up tomorrow for the Every Girl series! We'll be sharing our 4th of July décor! See you back here then!

6 comments on "Summer Broccoli Salad"
  1. YUM! Can't wait to try! All I've been craving is fresh fruit and veggies!!

  2. I've made something super similar to this and LOVE it.

  3. We LOVE this salad but leave out the raisins and I've never added sunflower seeds so I'll have to check that out! Yum..I'm starving right now.

  4. My mom makes a salad exactly like this I'm pretty sure! So so yummy!

  5. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I used it last night for an impromptu bbq gathering at my in-laws' house. I just happened to have all of the ingredients on hand and everyone LOVED it! I've been commissioned to make it again for the 4th!

  6. Love broccoli salad, but I have never actually made it! Thank you for this recipe :)


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