Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter O

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Foodstuff Redefined: Onion Broccoli Florets! Sweet onions, whether they are Vidalias grown in Georgia or Walla Wallas grown in Washington, are mild-tasting onions that fans wait all year to magically appear in the produce aisle. Combine them with the natural sweetness of raisins, the crunch of honey-roasted sunflower seeds, the earthiness of broccoli florets, and the smoky taste of bacon. Then watch it totally disappear at the next family reunion.
ONION BROCCOLI FLORETS
Ingredients: 

1 stalk broccoli 

2.5 ounce package real bacon bits

1/2 sweet onion, chopped

1/2 cup raisins 

3/4 cup honey roasted sunflower seeds

1 cup mayonnaise 

2 tablespoons vinegar 

1/2 cup sugar
Instructions:

Cut the stalk off a head of broccoli high enough so the florets fall away. Discard stalk. Cut each floret in half or quarters. In a large bowl, combine florets, real bacon bits, sweet onion, raisins, and honey-roasted sunflower seeds. Mix well. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar until blended. Add dressing to broccoli salad one hour before serving. 

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