This is one of those recipes that I've eaten for a long time, but for some reason this last time when I was back in Saskatchewan, mom made it and I couldn't get enough. I tried it out yesterday and made it just like mom's but there is lots of room for substitutes and add ins I am sure. Enjoy and let me know if you come up with any add ins to make it even better!
-3 heads of broccoli
-1 small red onion, diced
-1.5 cups green grapes, halved. I prefer grapes but you could also use 1 cup raisins/dried cranberries
-1 cup sunflower seeds (I used a mix sunflower and pumpkin seeds)
-1 package bacon (or 1-2 cups of Real Bacon Bits)
-1 cup Mayonaise (I would suggest real mayo, not Miracle Whip)
-1/4 white sugar
-4 Tbsp. red wine vinegar (any kind of vinegar would work just fine)
-1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
-Cook the bacon in the oven or a pan (I really prefer the oven, SO much easier) until crispy.
-Meanwhile, wash and cut stems off broccoli and chop into bite sized pieces.
-Add broccoli, grapes, sunflower seeds and onion in large bowl. At this point it is probably time for a glass of wine.
-Chop bacon into bite sized pieces and add to bowl. Or just dump in the Real Bacon Bits. Set aside.
-Whisk together Mayo, sugar and red wine vinegar. Pour dressing over salad, add cheddar cheese and mix thoroughly.
-Let rest in fridge for at least 3-4 hours. Overnight is fine as well as the salad tastes better when the ingredients have marinated. That's it! Enjoy!