Broccoli and Bacon Salad Recipe

broccoli salad recipe
Summer is almost here! Time to start thinking about BBQ’s, pool parties, and family get-togethers, which of course also means, pitching in and bringing a dish along.  Want to bring something other than yet another potato, pasta or garden salad, that will still be a nice cool side with the grilled meats, but will stand out as a different?  Here you go!  This Broccoli and Bacon Salad is sure to fit the bill.  Plenty of crunch and nutrients, plus both salty and sweet flavors.  The recipe is sure to be a big hit & it’s so easy.
broccoli salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad Recipe
Recipe type: salad
Cuisine: gluten-free
  • 2 large branches of fresh broccoli
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ¾ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup crisp bacon crumbles
  • 1 cup Mayo
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp vinegar*
  1. Cut the stems off the broccoli. For this recipe you just need the 'trees'. You will also need to dice your onion.
  2. Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl. Give it a quick mix.
  3. Add the dressing ingredients to the salad. If you are using a bowl with a lid, just put the lid on and give it a good shake! This will help spread out the dressing and mix it together. If you don't have a lid, just make sure you mix well.
  4. Chill to serve. Allowing the salad to marinate overnight is preferable.
*Use wine or apple cider vinegar if following a gluten-free diet.

What is your go-to recipe for summer get-togethers?
broccoli bacon salad


  1. says

    This broccoli bacon salad looks great! I’ll have to try it.

  2. says

    Yummy! We have a broccoli and bacon salad recipe we like that is similar to this and we haven’t made it in a while. I think I know what I’m making this weekend when we have guests over!

  3. says

    I love that dressing combination and EVERYthing tastes better with bacon. Love that this is a nice refreshing dish for picnics/BBQs.

  4. says

    If I had broccoli, I’d make that right now. Just wrote broccoli down on my grocery list, though.

  5. says

    This looks like all kinds of tastiness.

  6. says

    I know their are a lot of people who enjoy salads like this. I see this all the time at Pot Lucks.

  7. says

    Oh yum – if it has bacon I’m there 😉 I typically am the one that brings dessert to a gathering, but my mom makes a rockin’ potato salad that EVERYONE goes crazy for.

  8. says

    Mmmm, two things I super duper love. This sounds perfect to bring to summer parties.

  9. says

    This sounds like a delicious combo. Do you know if you could sub anything for the mayo in the dressing?

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