Broccoli Salad-Virtual Vegan Potluck
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I know a lot of people whom are not fond of broccoli. Every time I have made this salad, even people who do not eat broccoli often love this. I think what makes this salad is the dressing. It is a combination of sweet and sour. This recipe has evolved over time. It is a combination of recipes that were originally not vegan. The non-vegan hubby loves this salad and he is one of the people I know that is not fond of broccoli.
If you are not a fan of broccoli, give this salad a try. You might be pleasantly surprised.
5 cups of small broccoli florets
¼ cup purple onion
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup pomegranate seeds
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup tomatoes
4 slices vegan bacon, cooked until crisp and then crumbled
1 cup vegan mayonnaise
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons white vinegar or lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a large bowl combine broccoli, onion, raisins, pomegranate seeds, sunflower seeds, tomatoes and bacon. Toss to combine.
In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, sugar vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Add this to the broccoli mixture. Stir until everything is coated with dressing. Serve immediately or let chill for a couple of hours.