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Broccoli-Bacon Salad

broccoli-bacon salad Lunch
Broccoli-Bacon Salad
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 6

We can’t think of a better picnic food, lunch snack or side dish than this crunchy and creamy broccoli-bacon salad. Packed with vitamin C (thanks to all those fresh florets) and coated in a smooth sauce, this is the refreshing salad you never knew you needed in your life. Topped with crunchy sunflower seed and crispy bacon, when you bring this dish to the potluck, you can bet everyone is going to be asking for the recipe. MORE+ LESS-

Updated January 22, 2020

Ingredients

1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
tablespoons sugar
2
tablespoons white vinegar
1
pound broccoli, cut into flowerets (5 cups)
1/4
cup chopped red onion
1/4
cup chopped yellow onion
1/4
cup sunflower nuts
6
slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled

Steps

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  • 1
    Mix mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar in large bowl. Stir in broccoli and onion; toss until coated. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours to blend flavors.
  • 2
    Sprinkle with nuts and bacon before serving.

Expert Tips

  • This is one of those dishes that actually tastes better the next day. Try making it the night before and top with nuts and bacon just before serving.
  • These types of salads usually benefit from a sweet component. Toss in raisins or dried cranberries for different spin.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
Saturated Fat
4g
Cholesterol
15mg
Sodium
260mg
Potassium
260mg
Total Carbohydrate
10g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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