Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh . . spring is in the air! It finally hit 50 here recently . .which was completely decadent! That's pretty much tanning weather here :) With that in mind, I instantly craved fresh fruits and veggies and lots of salads. And then, I opened the weekly circular for the grocery store and these items were on special: broccoli and cheese. I didn't need to see any more. That meant one thing to me: Sweet and Sour Broccoli Salad. The remaining few ingredients needed for the salad, I already had in the pantry.
I absolutely love this salad because it's a good combination of sweet, green, creamy and just enough salt. I've been known to eat a huge helping of this . . .as my entire meal. Yum.
Sweet & Sour Broccoli Salad
10 Slices Cooked Bacon, Crumbled
1 Head Broccoli, cleaned and chopped into bite-size pieces
1 Small Red Onion, diced
1/2 Cup Raisins
1 Cup Unsalted Sunflower Seed Kernels
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoons White Vinegar
In a large bowl, combine the bacon, broccoli, onion, raisins, cheddar cheese and sunflower seeds. In a separate bowl, combine the mayo, sugar and vinegar and mix well. Add the dressing to the salad and mix thoroughly. Chill 1 hour before serving.