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Broccoli Salad with a Zing


I have made broccoli salad many times over the years, but it wasn't until recently that Christian has taken a liking to it.  Normally I simply mix in mayo and equal amounts of dried cranberries, cheddar cheese and bacon bites and sometimes diced onion or pine nuts with one bunch of broccoli cut into bite sized pieces.  But for our backyard BBQ last week I tried something new.

Somewhere along my recipe research I read to try sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts because they are a cheaper, but still tasty alternative.  We already had some sitting in the pantry so I decided that it was a good time to test it out. 

I also decided to try a new dressing recipe.  Usually I just scoop heaping spoonfuls of mayo into the salad without measuring.  This time I decided to try a yogurt-based dressing. 

 Zingy Dressing
1/2 cup Plain Yogurt
1/3 cup Mayo
2 tbsp Cider Vinegar
1/2 tbsp Sugar 

The cider vinegar gave the dressing a nice zing which I liked but Christian didn't.  I plan to try another yogurt dressing next time, but without the zing.  :)   

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