Broccoli Salad with Red Grapes, Bacon, and Sunflower Seeds

Broccoli Salad with Red Grapes, Bacon, and Sunflower Seeds

by Aymeric Leclerc 6 months ago
4.6 (9)
10 minutes
326.7 kcal
12.5 g carbs
Description

Try a flavor from the beaches of the eastern shore. This refreshing yet hearty family recipe has been adopted into the families of all of our friends. We never steam a bushel of crabs without having a huge bowl of this salad and corn on the cob on the table. This dish is simply mandatory at every BBQ, potluck or pitch-in event. Give it a try!

Ingredients
  • 8 slices bacon
  • ⅓ cup sunflower seed kernels
  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ⅓ cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • ground black pepper to taste
Directions
  1. 1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Crumble 7 slices of bacon; mix with sunflower seeds in a resealable bag.
  2. 2. Combine broccoli, onion, and grapes in a bowl.
  3. 3. Crumble the remaining bacon slice. Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and black pepper together in a bowl; fold in the 1 slice crumbled bacon. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture; toss to coat evenly. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for flavors to blend, about 2 hours.
  4. 4. Sprinkle bacon-sunflower seed mixture over salad before serving; mix well.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 8 servings
calories: 326.7 kcal
carbohydrates: 12.5 g
protein: 6.3 g
saturated fat: 4.8 g
cholesterol: 20.5 mg
sodium: 382.4 mg
fiber: 2 g
sugar: 8 g