Bacon and Broccoli Salad

Bacon and Broccoli Salad

This delicious Broccoli Salad is very simple to prepare, and it’s loaded with flavors.  It’s a perfect side dish for grilled meats, and it’s a great alternative to potato or macaroni salad.  Once you taste Broccoli Salad, you will wonder why you would ever want to eat any other salad.  It’s that good, or maybe, I’m just really in love with it.

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Bacon and Broccoli Salad

The first time that I tasted Broccoli Salad was at a pot luck dinner party several years ago.   I can honestly tell you that it was love at first bite.  I pleaded for the recipe, but when I finally received it, I was disappointed.  I didn’t think that the written recipe produced the same delicious combination of flavors that I had experienced, so I spent the next several months perfecting the recipe for Broccoli Salad until it tasted just right.

What you will need to prepare this recipe:

From the Pantry:

  • Raisins
  • Cashews
  • Sugar
  • Cider Vinegar

From the Refrigerator:

  • Broccoli
  • Bacon
  • Mayonnaise

From the Root Cellar:

  • Red Onion

This recipe is a little labor intensive in terms of needing to chop the broccoli and the onion, but once that is finished, it comes together quickly, and since I love it so much, I don’t really mind all of the chopping.

Broccoli Salad (with Bacon)

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Bacon and Broccoli Salad

A simple and delicious salad that's both sweet and tart. Broccoli Salad will quickly become a favorite with your family.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill before serving. 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 large head broccoli (cut into florets)
  • 8 strips bacon (cooked and cut into small pieces–approximately 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup cashews
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  • Mix together the mayonnaise, sugar, and cider vinegar then set aside.
  • Place broccoli, bacon, onion, raisins, and cashews in a large bowl.
  • Pour dressing over salad ingredients and mix until ingredients are combined and dressing is well incorporated.
  • Chill for at least 10 minutes before serving, but we think it tastes better the next day.
Keyword apples, applesauce, bacon, black beans, bouillon, broccoli, cashews, mayonnaise, onoin, raisins, sugar, vinegar
Bacon and Broccoli Salad Nutrition Information.

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