A delicious healthy recipe that’s right for Summer, lite weight and definitely accents many meals that will be served during the summer months. Its simplicity is the best part and so much flavor is involved when the broccoli, red onions meet the bacon and with the raisins and sunflower seeds incorporated, it’s a dish you want to try.
1 bunch of fresh broccoli chopped ( small pieces )
1/2 cup chopped onion red or Vidalia
1/2 cup salted sunflower seeds or nuts
1/2 cup raisins
8 strips of crisp bacon crumbled or real bacon bits
Mix all salad ingredients together and toss.
1/2 cup sugar or sweetener
1 T. vinegar or red wine
1/2 cup mayo
Mix ingredients and put aside, the dressing should be added to the salad about 30 minutes before serving.
Another great recipe for summer or anytime you’re grilling is a vegetable medley, you can choose vegetables you like best. My favorites in the medley consist of potatoes, fresh squash, bell peppers, onions, and fresh broccoli. Cut the vegetables into smaller pieces, potatoes in small chunks, squash in round slices, peppers and onions in long strips and broccoli cut into smaller pieces, put all ingredients in aluminum foil or pan, add 2 T. water, 3 T. butter, add salt and pepper.
Cover with foil and place on the grill as you prepare the meats for grilling. Depending on how it was prepared, if aluminum foil only, flips the package during the grill time to ensure all vegetables are cooked and if using an aluminum pan, be sure to stir several times during cooking. Most any vegetable you like can be added as long as it doesn’t get mushy while cooking with other vegetables. Corn on the cob and fresh green beans is another vegetable that’s added occasionally but I’ve never added tomatoes to the above recipe. Both recipes are great sides to any meal.