Broccoli Salad – divine! Easy to make with kids!


Broccoli from my gardenI love broccoli and so do my grandsons. This is a super recipe ( easy and fast) and can be made with lower fat Turkey bacon. The kids love to do this -especially breaking the broccoli and cauliflower florets off the stems. Give it a try! You could  use raw cauliflower of different colors ( white and yellow) and mix it in with the broccoli. You can see some of our little farm output above. YUM!


  • 1 head fresh broccoli, cut into florets and bite size pieces ( I mix with colored cauliflower florets)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar ( you could use stevia  equivalent for lower calorie but I do not like the aftertaste)
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 10 slices turkey bacon


  1. Cook bacon in a skillet until evenly brown. Cut into small pieces and set aside.
  2. In a salad bowl, toss together broccoli ( cauliflower), raisins and red onions. In a separate bowl, whisk together the white sugar or stevia, vinegar and mayonnaise. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Before serving, sprinkle with sunflower seeds and crumbled bacon. Toss and serve

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