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Welcome back to Sugar Spun Run, where today I’m going to share my secret recipe for the most delicious broccoli salad. Trust me, once you try this, you’ll be hooked!
To make this mouthwatering broccoli salad, you’ll need:
- 5-6 cups of fresh broccoli florets
- 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese
- 2/3 cup of dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup of crumbled bacon
- 1/2 cup of salted sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup of diced red onion
Let’s Get Started
Start by preparing the broccoli. Cut off the stems and chop the florets into bite-sized pieces. If you prefer, you can blanch the broccoli before making the salad, but it’s not necessary.
In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, cheddar cheese, dried cranberries, crumbled bacon, sunflower seeds, and diced red onion. These ingredients create the perfect balance of flavors and textures.
Now, let’s make the dressing that takes this salad to the next level. In a separate bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup of mayo (olive oil mayo if you prefer a lighter option), 1/4 cup of sour cream or Greek yogurt, 1 and a half tablespoons of white wine vinegar, 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Make sure all the ingredients are well combined.
Pour the dressing over the broccoli salad ingredients and toss everything together until they are evenly coated.
Ready to Serve
At this point, your broccoli salad is ready to be devoured. However, if you have the patience, refrigerating it for a while will allow the flavors to blend even more. The bacon, mayo, and cheese will meld together, creating a delicious harmony of tastes.
This broccoli salad is incredibly quick and easy to make, taking just a couple of minutes. I highly encourage you to give it a try and let me know what you think!
Thank you for joining me today, and remember, for more delightful recipes, visit El Reno Ok. Until next time!