Broccoli Bacon Salad

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.


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