Broccoli Bacon Salad
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Broccoli Bacon Salad

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It’s the perfect make-ahead side for a summer BBQ. And leftovers (though we’ll doubt you’ll have any!) will keep for up to 3 days. To make it a meal, add slices of grilled chicken.

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Broccoli Bacon Salad
Nutrition Info Print Recipe
  • Prep: 10 m
  • Cook: 10 m
  • Total: 20 m
  • Servings:


For the Salad
  • salt kosher
  • 3 heads broccoli cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
For the Dressing
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt kosher
  • pepper freshly ground


  1. In a medium sauce pan, bring 4 cups of salted water to a boil. While waiting for the water to boil, prepare a large bowl with ice water.
  2. Add broccoli florets to the boiling water and cook until tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in the prepared bowl of ice water. When cool, drain florets in a colander.
  3. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, carrots, red onion, cranberries, almonds and bacon.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and stir to combine.
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