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Sunflower Broccoli Salad

This crisp salad is so refreshing that we always eat every bit. —Marilyn Newcomer, Sun City, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower kernels
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar


  • In a bowl, combine the broccoli, bacon, onion, raisins and sunflower kernels. In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients; stir until smooth. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss gently. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 290 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 464mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Kathleen
    May 16, 2020

    I make a dressing from lite mayo and lite miracle whip with stevia (added to taste) as my husband is a diabetic. The miracle whip eliminates the use of white vinegar and adds a "softer vinegar" taste to the recipe. I do use crisp, crumbled bacon, raisins OR cranraisins, and sunflower seeds as well. If you want a little crunch too, I have used chopped, well rinsed water chestnuts to the dish. My Mom has always requested this dish for our get togethers.

  • misscoffeepot
    Feb 23, 2020

    Really nice and tasty- much like the salads you get in the buffet lines at the soup and salad restaurants. I lightly toasted the sunflower seeds to bring out the nutty flavors- and I just like them that way.

  • grandmagogof8
    Apr 22, 2012

    I also add cauliflower and use splenda in place of real sugar as i'm diabetic and when I take it places no one ever knows the difference in taste. I add the raisins just before serving as it will darken the cauliflower. YUMMY dressing!

  • sugarplum365
    Mar 28, 2010

    Everyone that I've served this salad to loves it! We often add shredded carrots to it.

  • lena0220
    Aug 20, 2009

    My family thinks this recipe is good just as is.

  • sherri1219
    Mar 11, 2009

    I use white grapes cut in half instead of raisins. Sherri1219

  • PatsyParker
    Jan 29, 2009

    Use coleslaw dressing instead.Cranberries or mixed dried fruit is better than the raisins.

  • themacfies
    Feb 26, 2007

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  • princess5258
    Aug 20, 2006

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