It’s All About the FOOD!

by Susan Barnett

[av_dropcap1]B[/av_dropcap1]roccoli Salad is a time-tested favorite. In this recipe I take a few shortcuts. I use bacon bits and premade coleslaw dressing. You can certainly cook and chop bacon and make your own salad dressing if you’re a purist a heart. Enjoy!

Broccoli Salad


1 large bunch of broccoli – about 3-4 stalks

1/2 red onion chopped

1/3 cup – bacon bits or 6-8 slices of crisp bacon chopped

1 cup – Craisins (or raisins)

1 cup – coleslaw dressing

1/2 cup – sunflower seeds – dry roasted


Wash and prepare broccoli into bite sizes pieces. Don’t use the woody part of the stalk.

Mix together broccoli, red onion, bacon and Craisins.

Add coleslaw dressing; adjust if you need more dressing.

Chill until served. Mix salad and add sunflower seeds right before serving.


Susan Barnett is a food industry veteran who graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics. A self-proclaimed “foodie”, Susan’s philosophy is: “It’s all about the food!” Contact her with your food questions at

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