Creamy Broccoli Bacon Salad
This recipe works with any kind of bacon, be it plain, peppered, hickory, or applewood. If you don't have any shallots on hand, grate some white onion into the dressing instead.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 6
1 pound sliced bacon
1 pound broccoli
1 cup sunflower seeds, lightly salted
½ cup raisins
¼ cup yellow onion, finely chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon shallots, grated
Cook the bacon until crispy and pat away excess fat with a paper towel. Crumble the bacon into a large mixing bowl.
Wash the broccoli well. Chop tops and stems into bite-size pieces. Add broccoli, sunflower seeds, raisins, and onions to the bacon. Mix well. Chill mixture in refrigerator until needed.
Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and shallots in a medium mixing bowl. Mix well. Add dressing just before serving and mix well to coat. Serve immediately.