Hi there– I’m pretty sure you’ve had some version of Broccoli Salad– me too. But this one is my favorite. Got the recipe from my sis, Lulu. She served up this broccoli salad last summer at our Laurel’s wedding and it was the best! (The secret is not a secret ingredient– it’s chopping the broccoli fine to soak up all the dressing).
LULU’S FAMOUS BROCCOLI SALAD
3 pounds of broccoli, stems trimmed off and chopped to small bits
12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled to tiny pieces
3 oz. sunflower seeds
1/2 red onion, chopped fine
2 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 cup sugar
Mix together the broccoli, bacon, sunflower seeds and red onion.
In another bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. When you’re ready to serve it up, stir the dressing and broccoli mixture together. Delish!
P.S. This recipe above is not the one we actually made– here’s her original version, meant to serve 70 people! (She used to be a caterer!)
LULU’S FAMOUS BROCCOLI SALAD– ORIGINAL RECIPE
10 to 12 ponds of broccoli< chopped fine
3 pounds bacon, cooked & crumbled (or 1 Costco size bag precooked bacon crumbles!)
1 1/2 7oz. jar sunflower seeds
2 red onions, chopped fine
1/2 gallon jar of mayonnaise
4 cups sugar
1 cup apple cider vinegar
So next time you’re feeding a really big crowd–here’s your super broccoli recipe!!
Here’s my sis Lulu and me at Laurel and John’s Wisconsin Wedding in the Woods last August. She and her husband Ted cooked up meals for the 120 wedding guests!! Thanks Lulu!!