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Bacon is one of my all-time favorite foods. While many only consider it a breakfast food, I think that the taste and versatility make it the ultimate addition to almost any meal.
This simple, classic Broccoli & Bacon Salad recipe serves as an easy side dish for any party or potluck. Made with Hatfield bacon, cranberries, sunflower seeds, cheddar cheese and a homemade dressing, this is one of my favorite side dishes and it can be prepped in under fifteen minutes!
I have been using Hatfield products for a long time now because I really like the fact they believe in delivering high-quality food to their customers. Hatfield is family owned, American made, and committed to sustaining American family farms. Hatfield Pork is Pork With a Pledge, which means it is ethically raised, no hormones or steroids added. I pickup up my Hatfield Bacon from my Publix, but it’s available at various retailers. Click here to see which retailer in your area carries their products.
Broccoli & Bacon Salad is perfect for serving alongside Thanksgiving dinner (or any holiday meal) and is an easy and refreshing side dish for outdoor parties and pot lucks. I guarantee you that at least one person is going to ask for the recipe, wherever you bring it.
While this easy broccoli salad can be served right away, I prefer to let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours to let all of the flavors marry together. Broccoli salad can be prepared up to 3 days in advance of serving.
Hatfield Bacon & Broccoli Salad
5-6 cups broccoli florets ( about 1 lb)
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese thicker, not finely shredded
⅔ cup dried cranberries
½ cup crumbled Hatfield bacon
½ cup salted sunflower seeds
⅓ cup red onion diced into small pieces
¾ cup mayo or olive oil mayo
¼ cup sour cream
1 ½ Tablespoon white wine or apple cider vinegar
3 Tablespoons sugar or 1 packet of Stevia
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
Combine broccoli florets, cheddar cheese, dried cranberries, bacon, sunflower seeds, and onion in a large bowl.
In a separate, small bowl, whisk together mayo, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper until smooth and well-combined.
Pour dressing over broccoli combination and toss or stir well.
Broccoli salad may be served immediately, but for best flavor refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Make sure to toss broccoli salad thoroughly again before serving.
Keep refrigerated if not consuming right away.
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