Ingredients for the Salad and the Dressing
6 cups, washed, clean broccoli florets (about 1 head) no need to cook, but if you want, very lightly steam.
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup cooked bacon, chopped
1/2 cup Craisins® or golden raisins
1/4 cup sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds
Optional: 1/4 cup chopped cashews
Optional: 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup sugar
2 TBSP vinegar (use red or white, your choice)
1/2 TEA salt
Dash of pepper
In a large mixing bowl, combine the onion, bacon, seeds and Craisins with the broccoli which can be raw. I sometimes steam mine for about 2 minutes just to soften them, but this is not necessary. Mix the salad ingredients well, then add the dressing. To make the dressing, whisk together the mayo, sour cream, sugar, vinegar and seasonings. (NOTE: If you do not have sour cream, just use 1 whole cup of mayo). Chill in refrigerator and serve cold.
Suzy Cohen, has been a licensed pharmacist for over 30 years and believes the best approach to chronic illness is a combination of natural medicine and conventional. She founded her own dietary supplement company specializing in custom-formulas, some of which have patents. With a special focus on functional medicine, thyroid health and drug nutrient depletion, Suzy is the author of several related books including Thyroid Healthy, Drug Muggers, Diabetes Without Drugs, and a nationally syndicated column.