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.
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
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
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 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
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
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Combine the broccoli, bacon, nuts, grapes, and onion in a large bowl. Set aside.
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.
Refrigerate the salad 15 minutes before serving.