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Delicious Broccoli and Sunflower Seed Salad


My mom makes this salad often throughout the year, and its delicious! It's a big hit with family and friends!

The Gourmandize Team

A wonderful fresh summer salad that is greatly satisfying! Try it out at your next barbeque to impress your guests!

Rate this recipe 3.9/5 (30 Votes)


  • 3 large stalks broccoli, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bunch of green onions (or use onion powder to taste)
  • 1 lb. bacon
  • 1 C. sunflower seeds
  • 1 C. sliced almonds or coarsley chopped peans
  • 1C. seedless raisins


Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Mix chopped broccoli stalks and flowerets, chopped onion and fried, small cut pieces of bacon into a bowl.

Toss with dressing: 1-1/2 C. mayo or salad dressing, 3 T. vinegar (go slow on this. 3 T. is too strong for my family's tastes), 3/8 C. sugar. Chill well before serving

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  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¾ cups of your favorite shredded cheese (we recommend two types- 1 cup of one, ¾ cup of the other) 
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (or canned crushed tomatoes)
  • ¾ cup shredded cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 9 slices coppa ham


  1. Cut the broccoli and boil until soft.
  2. Place the broccoli in a blender.
  3. In a bowl, add an egg and ¾ cup of shredded cheese, mix until solid.
  4. Form a ball and roll it flat on an oven tray.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 min at 350° F.
  6. Once out of the oven, spread the tomato sauce evenly on the broccoli crust.
  7. Layer 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  8. Place a layer of Coppa ham.
  9. Top off with of grated Parmesan cheese.
  10. Slide it back into the oven until the cheese melts.
  11. Serve! 

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