Sweet and Smoky Broccoli Salad #RetroRecipe #SundaySupper

Food is ever present in our lives. Yes, we need it to survive, but it’s more than that. Food can trigger intricate details in memories. Does the smell of fresh baked cookies remind you of your grandmother’s kitchen? Does a specific chicken dish remind you of a loved filled family celebration? Food memories can take you back in time, so for a little fun the #SundaySupper group is taking on the challenge to share our favorite Retro Recipe.  I already posted how my favorite Impossible Cheeseburger Pie transports me back to my childhood, I needed a new recipe. I decided on a delicious salad that I saw at every family picnic while growing up…Sweet and Smoky Broccoli Salad.

Sweet and Smoky Broccoli Salad #Recipe www.InTheKitchenWithKP

I love the sweet and tangy flavors the dressing lends to the crunchy fresh broccoli.  Adding the smoky bacon of course takes it to another level.  I modified this recipe for my current eating plan of Phase one of the South Beach Diet, but you can certainly use real sugar in the dressing, and regular bacon versus the turkey.  I’ll be enjoying this salad for the next day or two.  So far I don’t have any volunteers to help me eat it.  No other fans of uncooked broccoli in our house.

Food memories are different for everyone. This week, you will find some old school, unchanged recipes, and some new ones with maybe an updated twist or modernized for today. Either way, you are going to see some amazing foods.

Sunday Supper Retro Appetizers:

 Sunday Supper Retro Salads:

 Sunday Supper Retro Breads and Sandwiches:

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Sunday Supper Retro Sides and Veggies:

 Sunday Supper Retro Desserts and Cocktails:

Sunday Supper Movement Do you have a favorite retro recipe that transports you to the past when you make and serve it? We’d love for you to share it with the #SundaySupper group! Join us on Twitter throughout the day by following the hashtag #SundaySupper.

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Sweet and Smoky Broccoli Salad #RetroRecipe #SundaySupper
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Total time
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli
  • ¼ cup small red onion, diced small
  • 6 slices cooked turkey bacon, crumbled
  • ¼ cup sunflower kernels
  • ½ cup grated low fat cheddar cheese
  • Dressing Ingredients:
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 3 T rice wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, or red wine vinegar
  • 3 Splenda packets
  • salt/pepper to taste
  1. Combine dressing ingredients in bowl with a wire whisk. Place dressing in fridge to allow flavors to blend.
  2. Wash and dry broccoli. Chop broccoli florets and stems into very small pieces.
  3. Dice onion into small piece
  4. Crumble the bacon
  5. Combine broccoli, onion, bacon, and sunflower kernels in large bowl.
  6. Mix dressing into salad
  7. Gently fold in cheese.
  8. Refrigerate salad for a few hours before serving.


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