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Easy Bacon Broccoli Salad Recipe

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This Easy Bacon Broccoli Salad Recipe is a cold side dish with broccoli, bacon, onion, and sunflower seeds. Mixed in a sauce made of mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar, this side salad is so yummy!

Bacon Broccoli Salad may look like a side dish that takes a lot of time to make, but it is actually really easy! Your family will love this delicious side dish recipe.

No need to spend time cooking the veggies, as this Bacon and Broccoli Salad is a dish best served cold. Cut up raw veggies and mix with a tasty sauce to make a side dish that everyone will be begging for!

I love to use center-cut bacon because it is not as fatty. I like to use really crispy bacon for this salad, and it helps if there is less fat on it. You still get all the bacon flavor!

Easy Bacon Broccoli Salad Recipe

Broccoli Side Salad Ingredients

To make this cold side dish recipe, you will need the following ingredients (scroll down to the recipe below for precise amounts):

  • broccoli
  • shaved carrots
  • medium onion
  • sunflower seeds
  • mayonnaise
  • sugar
  • vinegar
  • center-cut bacon
Broccoli Salad

How to Make Broccoli Salad

  1. To make bacon broccoli salad, you first want to start with the bacon. Fry bacon in a pan on the oven until crispy. Remove from pan and set on paper towel to remove excess bacon grease. Chop bacon into smaller bits.
  2. Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Dice the onion.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine carrots, onion, broccoli, and sunflower seeds.
  4. Mix mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together and pour over salad. Mix until combined.
  5. Add bacon and mix.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve cold!
Bacon Broccoli Side Dish

Serving Suggestions

Perfect for summer barbecues, serve with Mushroom Swiss Burgers, Fruit Salad, Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, and chips!

More Summer Side Dish Recipes

If you love this bacon broccoli salad, try these other summer side dishes:

Bacon Broccoli Salad Recipe

This Bacon Broccoli Salad Recipe may look like a side dish that takes a lot of time to make, but it is actually really easy!
4.22 from 23 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 326 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1/4 cup shaved carrots
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 6 slices center-cut bacon

Instructions
 

  • Fry bacon in a pan on the oven until crispy. Remove from pan and set on paper towel to remove excess bacon grease.
  • Chop bacon into smaller bits.
  • Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces.
  • Dice the onion.
  • In a medium bowl, combine carrots, onion, broccoli, and sunflower seeds.
  • Mix mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together and pour over salad. Mix until combined.
  • Add bacon and mix.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve cold.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 5gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 316mgPotassium: 328mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1168IUVitamin C: 69mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg

The nutrition information is calculated using online nutrition calculators and may not be accurate. It is provided as a general guide only.

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4.22 from 23 votes (22 ratings without comment)
Recipe Rating




Emily Enchanted

Sunday 21st of August 2022

I love this recipe because it is the best summer side dish recipe.

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Thursday 23rd of August 2018

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