I made this for Mothers Day and it was all gone! I took lizardo1's advice and used less sugar and added slivered almonds instead of sunflower seeds. I also subbed craisins for the raisins and used green onions instead of celery. This recipe is definately a keeper!
I LOVE this salad! Substitute red grapes for green and craisins for raisins, which adds color and kid-appeal. I also use Splenda instead of sugar. It is my standard "go to" recipe for covered dish dinners...and there are NEVER any leftovers!
I was looking for a no-bacon recipe (to cut corners on fat and calories) and this recipe surpassed my expectations.
What an easy, tasty, dish!
I used purple grapes instead of green and I added some (~1/4 cup) diced red onion. I think I'll add some chopped cucumber next time. This salad is so amazing, I love the versatility of it and its so easy to add/modify to your individual tastes.
This is by far the best Broccoli Salad I have ever made - however, I chopped the broccoli and did not blanch since I like the crunch, subbed in seedless red grapes, golden raisins, 4-5 pkts of Splenda (for the sugar), cider vinegar, added 3-4 Tbls of OM bacon bits, Â¼ - Â½ cup chopped red onionsâ¦OMG, YUMMY!