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Broccoli Salad

This Broccoli Salad Recipe is fresh, crisp, full of flavor, and can be served as a starter or side dish to any meal!

I love a fresh salad where the main ingredient isn’t lettuce. It really expands what a salad can be! Other recipes similar to this are my Mango Salad, Korean Cucumber Salad, and 10 Minute Tomato and Walnut Salad!

Broccoli Salad in a white bowl

If you have not tried this broccoli salad then you are missing out. Its is crisp, crunchy, tangy, creamy, and will have your taste buds dancing! One of my favorite things about this dish is that every bite is different because of the number of ingredients incorporated into it.

Crunchy – The bacon and fresh and toasted almonds bring in this perfect crunch and toasted flavoring.

Tangy – With the additions of golden raisins and crasins you get this sweet tangy flavor in every bite.

Crisp – There is nothing better than fresh crisp vegetables which is exactly what the broccoli, onions, and cauliflower bring to this recipe.

Creamy – The creamy, dreamy, sweet dressing that is added to the broccoli salad really ties the whole dish together.

How to make Broccoli Salad

Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts see the recipe card below.

Ingredients for Broccoli Salad

In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, white vinegar, and granulated sugar together for the dressing.

Dressing for broccoli Salad

Next, in a large salad bowl combine all of the salad ingredients together.

Broccoli Salad ingredients in a glass bowl

Then, pour the dressing onto the salad and combine well.

Pouring the dressing onto broccoli salad

Chill in the fridge for 1 hour before serving so that the dressing flavor can soak into the salad.

Broccoli salad mixed with the dressing on it

Finally, serve and enjoy!

Broccoli Salad in a white bowl

Recipe Variations

Vegetarian

To make this dish vegetarian simply remove the bacon and you are all set!

Vegan

For a vegan option, remove the bacon and substitute the mayonnaise with vegan mayonnaise and you are good to go!

Almonds

For this recipe you can use whole almonds or almond slivers, whichever you prefer for your salad.

Broccoli Salad in a white bowl

Storage information for Broccoli Salad

You can store this recipe in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days. With this being a fresh salad I would not recommend freezing it.

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This Broccoli Salad Recipe is fresh, crisp, full of flavor, and can be served as a starter or side dish to any meal!

Broccoli Salad Recipe

This Broccoli Salad Recipe is fresh, crisp, full of flavor, and can be served as a starter or side dish to any meal!
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Course: Salad, Side Dish, Side Dishes
Cuisine: American, North American
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 263kcal
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Ingredients

For the Salad
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 cups fresh cauliflower florets
  • 6 strips of bacon - cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup red onion - finely diced
  • 1/8 cup golden raisins
  • cup craisins
  • 1/8 cup almonds - toasted
For the Dressing
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp granulated sugar

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, white vinegar, and granulated sugar together for the dressing.
  • In a large salad bowl combine all of the salad ingredients together.
  • Pour the dressing onto the salad and combine well.
  • Chill in the fridge for 1 hour before serving so that the dressing flavor can soak into the salad.
  • Finally, serve and enjoy!

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NOTES

For the almonds you can use whole almonds or almond slivers, whichever you prefer for your salad.
To toast the almonds, you can do so in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-10 minutes before adding them to the salad.
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Salad Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
263
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
18
g
28
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
0.05
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Cholesterol
 
16
mg
5
%
Sodium
 
284
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
404
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
7
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
14
g
16
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
393
IU
8
%
Vitamin C
 
72
mg
87
%
Calcium
 
51
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Linda

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