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Broccoli Salad with Bacon Recipe - shown in bowl

Broccoli Salad with Bacon

This Broccoli Salad with Bacon is not only super easy to make, but also crazy delicious! The simple flavors of the salad combine to give you something that is the perfect combination of a little bit sweet, a little bit salty and just a touch tangy.
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  • 1.5 lbs broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds salted
  • 1/2 cup crispy bacon crumbled
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  • To make the dressing, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, add the broccoli, onion, craisins and dressing and toss to coat.
  • Chill for 30 min-overnight. When ready to serve stir in the sunflower seeds and bacon and toss again gently to distribute. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Leftovers of Broccoli Salad can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. If possible keep the sunflower seeds and bacon separate until serving.
Low Carb Modifications
  • Sugar can be ommitted but the dressing will be much tangier. Using the sugar helps to cut the tartness of the vinegar and makes the dressing taste even better.
  • If you are minimizing sugar, raisins can be substituted for craisins.
This recipe is naturally gluten free. Please check all packages of products bought to ensure compliance.
Nutrition facts provided based on my best estimation for the recipe and may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you make to the recipe.  I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use for the most accurate calculation.
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Nutrition Information:

Calories: 370kcal (19%)Carbohydrates: 14g (5%)Protein: 8g (16%)Fat: 32g (49%)Saturated Fat: 4g (25%)Cholesterol: 18mg (6%)Sodium: 329mg (14%)Potassium: 425mg (12%)Fiber: 3g (13%)Sugar: 6g (7%)Vitamin A: 555IU (11%)Vitamin C: 76.5mg (93%)Calcium: 55mg (6%)Iron: 1.7mg (9%)

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)