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Broccoli Salad

Sara Garska
This colorful broccoli salad gets its flavor from creamy mayonnaise, salty bacon, tangy vinegar and sweet raisins. It's easy, fresh, and always a crowd pleaser!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 518 kcal


  • large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • mixing spoon
  • serving bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Baking pan


Salad Ingredients

  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 1 pound bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds or soy nuts or chopped toasted almonds

Broccoli Salad Dressing

  • 3/4 cup mayonaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 TB red wine vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • Lay slices of bacon on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until crispy.
  • Allow bacon to cool on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • While the bacon is baking, chop your broccoli, onion, and celery and add to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add ½ cup of roasted nuts and ½ cup of dried cranberries or raisins.
  • Whisk the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar together in a separate small bowl.
  • When bacon is cool, chop into small pieces and add to the salad.
  • Fold dressing into the salad.
  • Put the salad in a covered container and refrigerate until time to serve.


Options for Broccoli Salad

Soy nuts: The original recipe calls for honey roasted soy nuts. I checked three stores and didn’t see these. Amazon does carry roasted soybeans/nuts though. However, roasted sunflower seeds or toasted almonds (chopped) can work as well.
Onion: I prefer red onion for this salad, but a sweet yellow onion would work fine.
Sugar substitute: The recipe calls for sugar. I used a few packets of stevia to taste. I’m not a big fan of artificial sweeteners but the stevia worked well. It wasn’t overly sweet, and it didn’t have an aftertaste.


Calories: 518kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 51gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 168mgPotassium: 241mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 285IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bacon, broccoli, sides
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