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A Few of My Favorite Things Salad

So today my daughters friend threw her a surprise Birthday party and it was a carry in picnic. I was tasked with bringing buns for sloppy joes and a side dish. I decided I was going to make an old standby, broccoli salad. You know; the one with bacon and raisins? Of course, I was two ingredient shy and had to make a grocery store run. While grabbing a red onion, I see the pile of avocados and my Mad Scientist brain starts running so I grab the avocado, and a few more ingredients and head back to the laboratory home.

Favorite things salad

My Favorite Things Salad

Ingredients:
  • 1 package frozen Broccoli florets thawed and drained then cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup frozen new peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled, deseeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sunflower nuts
  • 4.5 oz package REAL bacon bits (or make your own)
  • chow mein noodles

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayo 
  • 1/4 cup sweet & sour salad dressing (mine is Kroger brand)
  • 2 T rice vinegar
  • Half & Half (or whatever type of milk you use)
  • 1 T dijon

In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients except for the chow mein noodles. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Drizzle in half and half (milk) to thin the dressing to pouring consistency. Pour dressing over salad and combine to evenly coat all ingredients.Stir in about 1/2 cup of noodles. Top salad with additional noodles. (don’t be shy – the crunch is wonderful)

Chill before serving.

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