Here’s another quick and easy side dish recipe for summer. I have NO idea where I got this recipe, but I have a feeling I got it from one of my phlebotomy friends when I worked night shift at the hospital. There are all sorts of variations of it floating around the internet. Even people who don’t like broccoli tend to like this recipe since the dressing cuts the strong sulfurous compounds in the veg.
1 bunch broccoli, cut into small florets1 lb. bacon, cut into small pieces and cooked until über crispy
½ cup raisons
½ cup sunflower seeds
1 small purple onion, finely chopped
DRESSING: mix together in separate bowl½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sugar
2 Tbls. vinegar
Toss broccoli, raisons, sunflower seeds, onion and ½ of bacon in sealable container (Tupperware/Gladware). Pour on dressing. Stir/toss to coat. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight, periodically mixing to redistribute dressing.
Sprinkle with reserved bacon prior to serving.
And there you have it--another quick, easy AND make ahead side dish!