Broccoli salad with bacon


This broccoli salad with bacon is dressed up With cranberries, sunflower kernels and a delicious homemade dressing. It is super easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. It’s the perfect side dish to bring to any potluck.

Broccoli salad with bacon

I don’t know about you, but I am SO excited that summer is almost here. One of my favorite parts about summer is having outdoor BBQ’s and getting together with friends and family. I always love making side dishes and this broccoli salad with bacon is always a crowd pleaser. The added bacon and sunflower kernals really take it up a notch and add the perfect flavor.


Broccoli salad recipe

Broccoli salad recipe

The broccoli salad dressing is what makes this dish tastes so good. It is so simple and has great flavor! I made it a little different than the classic dressing with sugar and vinegar and it tastes so much better! You have to try it. It’s made with 3 simple ingredients:

  • mayo or greek yogurt
  • lemon juice
  • honey

I like to make my dressing first and let the flavors marinate together. Then I toss all the ingredients in a large bowl. If you’re in a hurry you can buy pre-chopped broccoli and pre-cooked bacon. It makes this side dish come together super quickly. If you want to make this dish lighter, use the greek yogurt for the dressing and turkey bacon. This dish can easily be prepped ahead of time, but I like to add the bacon right before serving so it stays crisp.

Broccoli cranberry salad

Broccoli salad with bacon

We absolutely love this broccoli cranberry salad and it definitely needs to be on your list to try! Before you decide you don’t like it, just try it. I’m normally not a huge fan of raw broccoli (my fave is roasted), but I’ll eat broccoli with bacon any day.

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Broccoli salad with bacon

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 193 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

This broccoli salad with bacon is dressed up cranberries, sunflower kernels and a delicious homemade dressing. It is super easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. It’s the perfect side dish to bring to any potluck.




  • 6 cups broccoli florets cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 6 pieces bacon cooked crisp, cooled, and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup salted sunflower kernels
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped

For the dressing:

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine the broccoli, bacon, nuts, grapes, and onion in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice and honey in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.Pour evenly over the broccoli and stir until coated.
  3. Refrigerate the salad 15 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli salad with bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 177mg 7%
Potassium 188mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 50.7%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Classic broccoli salad


Broccoli salad with bacon


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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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10 comments on “Broccoli salad with bacon”

  1. I’m fine with potluck, of course, but this seems to be perfect for my office lunch (quartered quantities) ! Thank you so much !

  2. I love broccoli salad so much!

  3. This would be perfect for our church potlucks!

  4. Such a great way to enjoy broccoli! My family definitely love this!

  5. This is my FAVORITE summer salad! A staple in this house!

  6. I am a broccoli fanatic! I can’t wait to try this!

  7. This looks amazing! definitely going to try this!

  8. This is such an amazing salad! I can’t wait to try this!

  9. I am having trouble printing this recipe. When I click on print this recipe it just brings up a small box, no recipe info…Anyone else?

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