- 5 cups broccoli florets
- 5 cups cauliflowerets
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 2/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cider or red wine vinegar
- 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
- In a large salad bowl, toss broccoli, cauliflower, cheese, onion and raisins. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Sprinkle with the bacon and sunflower seeds. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Reviews forSunny Vegetable Salad
"Wow I've been making this salad for years now. Hard to believe I'm the tenth person reviewing this recipe. It's excellent! Everybody who taste it loves it. I leave out the sunflower kernels and even the bacon once and awhile. It's really the dressing that brings it all together. The longer it sits the better it taste. Try it you'll really like it!"
"Fantastic recipe. I made it for a family gathering gathering and it was a great hit. . As a previous reviewer suggested, I substituted dried cranberries for raisins and everyone loved it."
"I made this salad for the first time last night....it's a lot like the recipe for broccoli salad I've used for years, but this one surpasses it! I love the cauliflower in it, as it's more tender than broccoli, and the addition of the cheese and sunflower seeds really adds to it. I'm afraid I'll be retiring my old recipe in favor of this one!"
"I take this to so many potlucks and family dinners. It is always loved! I use red wine vinegar instead of cider..nicer!"
"This is by and far the best vegetable salad I ever made. Anyone who eats it asks for the recipe."
"I make this recipe frequently for parties or potlucks. It's always very popular!"
"I have been making this since it first appeared in the magazine. I use all broccoli, though. We love it. I also use dried cranberries in place of the raisins."
"Two people asked me for the recipe at a small fellowship we attend. One of the men had a bowlful and went back for seconds. I omitted the bacon. I have to avoid sugar, so I couldn't eat it. Maybe an alternative sweetener could be used?"
"This is a wonderful salad, I get requests for it often... I add another ingredient to the dressing. CURRY POWDER! Not a lot, but just enough to raise the question... what is that great taste??"