Sweet + Creamy Broccoli Salad
Recipe type: Vegan [option], Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar-free, Yeast free, Corn free, Grain free
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Serves: 8
This salad is a breeze to assemble during the evening for a weeks’ worth of lunches and lasts for days in the fridge without wilting or spoiling. One of my favorite characteristics of broccoli is it’s ability soak up dressing at the bottom of your bowl… which is why it’s just so perfect for this sweet and creamy salad!
  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets, steamed for 3 minutes
  • 7 strips uncured beef bacon, cooked fully and then chopped
  • ½ cup sun dried tomatoes, sliced thin
  • ¼ cup dried currants
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup of red onion, chopped
  1. Lightly steam the broccoli for 2-3 minutes, just until the florets are crisp tender. This is optional, I just find broccoli easier on my digestion when it’s lightly steamed. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Fry bacon as per package instructions. Be sure to cook until crisp. We like beef bacon because it’s higher in protein, easier on digestion, a has less fat. Plus it tastes so good! Once cooked, set on a paper towel lined plate. Pat dry and break up into small pieces.
  3. Add bacon, sun dried tomatoes, currants, sunflower seeds and red onion to the broccoli bowl.
  4. In a separate small bowl, combine dressing ingredients and stir until incorporated. Pour over the broccoli mix and stir to coat.
  5. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and enjoy!
To make vegan, serve with veggie bacon bits and stick with egg-free mayonnaise
Recipe by Healthful Pursuit at https://www.healthfulpursuit.com/2012/01/salad-challenge-sweet-creamy-broccoli-salad/