Broccoli Craisin Salad

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Featured in my recipe box is Taco Salad, a lovely recipe that I got from a Mom at Cheer potluck. This Broccoli Craisin Salad recipe is another favourite of mine, that was given to me at a school potluck! See the trend here? You can really get some great recipes when going to gatherings, it’s like a collection of everyones much-loved dishes.

I make Broccoli Craisin Salad year-round yet it’s especially nice right now during the summer months. Not only can you put it together very quickly, but during the summertime I crave meals that don’t require heating up the house. You know, something that nourishes yet also cools you down?

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Broccoli Craisin Salad is crunchy, and full of flavours thanks to the dressing, raisins, craisins and sunflower seeds. I add some coleslaw salad into mine as well, and it just completes it! 

Unlike most salads, this one is almost better the day after – which is why it needs to be chilled for at least 2 hours before eating. So, you can make this in the morning before you head out for some summer fun – and the vegetable side is ready and waiting for you! 

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When this recipe is halved, it feeds our family of five for one meal. Make the entire portion for entertaining or to ensure you have leftovers. Also, precise measurements isn’t required, so add more or less of the fillers – as desired. 

I’m happy to share one of my favourite summertime vegetable side salads – enjoy!

Broccoli Craisin Salad
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Ingredients
  1. FOR THE SALAD
  2. 4 heads of broccoli, chopped
  3. 1/2 small bag of prepared Coleslaw {more or less if desired}
  4. 1/2 cup golden raisins
  5. 1/2 cup craisins
  6. 1 cup roasted and salted sunflower seeds
  7. 8 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
  8. FOR THE DRESSING
  9. 1 cup mayo
  10. 1/3 cup sugar
  11. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Mix Broccoli, coleslaw, craisins, raisins and crumbled bacon in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients and pour over the broccoli mixture.
  3. Toss well to evenly coat and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  4. Right before serving, add the sunflower seeds and toss again to evenly mix.
  5. Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. Robin says:

    That sounds like a perfect summer salad to me. I love Craisins and I bet adding them to a salad gives it a nice little tang.

  2. Liz Mays says:

    It’s a rare salad that tastes as good as or even better on day two. You pretty much sold me with that line.

  3. This looks so delicious! I’ve been trying to find a good tasty broccoli recipe for a while now….I think this is the one!

  4. Cindy McElwee says:

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I will definitely have to make this. Love broccoli ♥

  5. Anne Taylor says:

    This sounds delish! I wouldn’t have thought to put all of this together!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  6. This look delicious! I adore broccoli AND craisins. It looks super healthy and tasty.

  7. Love to get this at the deli but haven’t tried making my own. These flavors are delicious together.

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