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Broccoli with Bacon Salad

This broccoli with bacon salad is quick and easy to prepare. It's naturally gluten free and a delicious way to eat more broccoli!

When it comes to working fresh veggies into your diet you don't have to stress…broccoli salad is a great way to enjoy some tasty vegetables without having to argue your way into it!

If you have a family gathering, dinner, or backyard BBQ coming up you should try out this broccoli with bacon salad. It's my take on a classic that it's loaded with great texture and flavor. No one will be able to resist this tasty side dish or appetizer.

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If you have never made broccoli salad before this is a great recipe to start with, it's a simple process and the flavors are indulgent but mild. Don't let that broccoli in the refrigerator go to waste, turn it into a delicious salad that everyone will love.

This one recipe makes about 8-10 servings. It's a great recipe for feeding a crowd and can easily be doubled (or cut in half) for that matter if you need to make more or less to suit your family size!

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Is this a cold broccoli salad recipe?

Yes! This is a broccoli salad recipe with bacon that we serve cold. It's a great recipe for parties and picnics. It can be made in advance and after a few days in the refrigerator it's really delicious so it's nice to make for meal prep.

This cold broccoli salad makes a great lunch recipe too. You don't need to reheat it so it's great for packing in lunches.

If you are looking for a quick and easy broccoli salad that is gluten free and simple to make in advance you can't go wrong with the bacon broccoli salad.

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Ingredients for broccoli salad cold:

Recipe for broccoli with bacon salad uses fresh broccoli, yellow onions, bacon, sliced almonds, mayonnaise, milk, sugar, and white vinegar. 

This recipe is naturally gluten free which is great if you have any allergies in the house and it's a great way to get some fresh veggies into your diet. Broccoli is healthy and loaded with vitamins and minerals, this recipe makes it much easier to enjoy (and it's great for convincing kids to eat more veggies).

ingredients needed to make broccoli with bacon salad.

How to make broccoli salad:

This recipe could not be easier. Let's take a look at how simple this broccoli salad with bacon is to whip up.

Place bacon in a deep skillet and cook over medium high heat until browned. Cool and crumble.

prepping ingredients for broccoli with bacon salad.

Cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces and cut the onion into thin bite size slices.

Chopped broccoli.

In a large bowl combine broccoli, cooked bacon, sliced almonds (optional) and mix well.

adding in all the ingredients in the mixing or serving bowl.

Prepare the dressing by mixing the mayonnaise and milk until well combined, add the sugar and stir. 

mixed dressing ready to use.

Add the vinegar to the mayonnaise mixture and whisk until smooth.  (You may use more or less sugar according to taste.)

Adding everything to the mixing bowl.

Stir dressing into the broccoli mixture until well coated. 

giving everything a good mix before it's chilled

Chill salad and serve cold. 

Finished broccoli salad with bacon ready to serve.

More recipes for broccoli:

If you need more inspiration for how to use broccoli in your meal plans this week check out some of these other recipes that use broccoli! There's something for everyone and you'll be sure to find tons of new favorites in this list.

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Printable Broccoli with Bacon Salad Recipe:

Yield: 10 Servings

Broccoli with Bacon Salad

featured look at the finished broccoli with bacon salad.

This broccoli with bacon salad is quick and easy to prepare. It's naturally gluten free and a delicious way to eat more broccoli!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 heads fresh broccoli, chopped in bite size pieces approx 8 cups
  • 1 small yellow onion, sliced thin
  • ½ pound bacon
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoons milk or cream
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

Instructions

  1. Place bacon in a deep skillet and cook over medium high heat until browned.
  2. Cool and crumble.
  3. Cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces and cut the onion into thin bite size slices.
  4. In a large bowl combine broccoli, cooked bacon, sliced almonds (optional) and mix well.
  5. Prepare the dressing by mixing the mayonnaise and milk until well combined, add the sugar and stir. 
  6. Add the vinegar to the mayonnaise mixture and whisk until smooth. (You may use more or less sugar according to taste.)
  7. Stir dressing into the broccoli mixture until well coated. Chill salad and serve cold. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 554mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 11g
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