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5 from 3 votes

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye



  • 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


  • Combine the broccoli, bacon, nuts, cranberries, 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.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 41.8mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.6mg