Broccoli and Bacon Salad

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Broccoli and bacon salad.  What could be better?  Maybe I should switch it around and call it bacon and broccoli salad.  I’m sure I had you at bacon.

 

Every time I make this recipe someone asks me for the recipe.  When I tell them how to make it, they are happily surprised at how simple it is.  You can easily whip this together in 15-20 minutes (depending on your chopping skills).  It tastes better when you let it sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours but I’ve eaten it immediately after making it and it’s still delicious.

Broccoli & Bacon Salad

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/8 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup light mayo
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp vinegar (I use white wine but you could use regular white, champagne or whatever is in your pantry)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Directions:

  1. Cook bacon in the oven at 425° for 12-15 minutes.  Once bacon is done, drained on paper towels and cut into bit size pieces.
  2. In a large bowl combine broccoli, raisins and red onion.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the mayo, vinegar and sugar.  Whisk together until blended completely.  Add to the broccoli mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  5. Immediately before serving, add the bacon and sunflower seeds, tossing lightly.

This is one of my favorite summer time salads.  The raisins add a hint of sweetness and of course there is the saltiness of the bacon.  Add that with the crunch of fresh broccoli and you’ve got a winning combination.

What are your favorite summertime salads?  Share your recipe in the comments, I’d love to make it!

 

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Comments

  1. April Decheine says:

    MM, I love this salad, looks so good!  I make a curry chicken salad a lot!

  2. WOW! That looks so good – and wonderful for summer picnicks! I’m going to have to try it out!

  3. is it wrong to say that i have had that at Ruby Tuesday’s and love it? LOL

  4. Yum! Love this salad, but it’s been a while since I’ve made it. Thanks for the reminder!

  5. this looks like a recipe my husband would love, i will have to share this with him! 

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