Picture a salad. What does it look like? What does it smell like? What does it taste like?
Is it mostly iceberg lettuce? Those were the kinds of salads I grew up on – iceberg lettuce, with carrots, bell peppers, and cucumber.
It does get a little boring after awhile, doesn’t it?
So try something new! This broccoli salad is totally different from that. It has fun flavors, and adds some zip to your meal (great for potlucks and such). Truthfully, it is the only way I’ll eat raw broccoli (I prefer mine steamed).
1 bunch broccoli florets – chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 pound fried and crumbled bacon or 1/2 jar of Hormel Bacon Bits or Pieces
1/2 medium red onion – finely chopped
1/2 to 1 cup raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Mix all ingredients together. Let chill 1 to 24 hours. (If you let it chill overnight or a whole day, the flavors really blend well, and it is much better.)