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Broccoli Bacon Salad from One Lovely Life

Broccoli Bacon Salad


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: About 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups salad 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Broccoli Bacon Salad – This classic broccoli salad is one of my favorite summer salads for barbecues, picnics, and potlucks. (Gluten-Free, Paleo-Friendly)


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Ingredients

FOR THE BROCCOLI BACON SALAD:

  • 1 lb. broccoli florets, cut into small pieces (about 8 cups)
  • 68oz bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, raisins, or cherries
  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds or toasted almonds
  • 34 Tbsp. finely minced red onion

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise*
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (or more, to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper (or more, to taste)

Instructions

FOR THE SALAD:

  1. In a large bowl, combine broccoli florets, crumbled bacon, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and onion.
  2. Drizzle with dressing (see below) and stir to combine.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 8 hours ahead of time. (Note: if making ahead of time, I recommend adding the sunflower seeds right before serving, so they preserve their crunch.)
  4. Salad will keep 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

FOR THE DRESSING:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, cider vinegar, maple syrup, and salt and pepper.
  2. Whisk until smooth. Taste and add more salt or pepper, as desired. (Note: the dressing will take on some of the other flavors in the salad once combined, so don’t be tempted to go crazy on seasonings in the dressing)

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Broccoli Bacon Salad, Broccoli salad, Classic Broccoli Salad, Paleo Broccoli Salad