Broccoli Salad With Bacon
This broccoli salad with bacon is the best broccoli salad. This is a raw broccoli salad with sunflower seeds and the best broccoli salad dressing recipe. It’s a great side dish for BBQ’s or a potluck or an everyday weekday dinner.
Servings: 15 people
- 6 cups Broccoli chopped into ½'-¾" pieces
- 1 lb Bacon or about a cup of cooked Bits, cooked and cooled
- ½ large Red Onion Diced into very small pieces
- ½ cup Craisins raisins, or white raisins
- ⅓ cup Sunflower Seeds roasted and salted
- 2 med Apples fuji, gala, honeycrisp or another crisp variety
- 1 Tablespoons Lemon Juice add to ½ cup cold water to soak the apples in so they don't turn brown
Dressing for Broccoli Salad
- 1 cup Mayo
- 2 Tablespoonas Lemon Juice
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
Salad Dressing for Broccoli Salad
in a small bowl, combine the mayo, lemon juice, and sugar. Stir with a whisk until combined. Set aside.
For the Raw Broccoli Salad
Wash your broccoli and apples before cutting.
Cup broccoli into ½'-¾" pieces. This makes a nice bite-size. Cut the apples into ½" pieces. Soak the apples in a bowl with ½ cup of cold water and the lemon juice. This will keep the apples from turning brown. DIce the half of onion into⅓" diced pieces.
If you are using raw bacon, cut into ½" chunks and cook in a skillet until the bacon is slightly crispy and golden brown. (If you are using the pre-made bacon bits, just spread them out on a paper towel, on top of a paper plate. Cook them in the microwave for 1 minute or until they are bubbling and slightly brown.)
In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, bacon bits, red onion, craisins, sunflower seeds, and diced apple. Pour about ⅔ of the dressing on the broccoli salad. Mix until the dressing covers all the salad. Add more dressing and mix again, if desired. I don't love a lot of extra dressing on my broccoli salad. I like to barely be coated so it's not dry but you can use up to the entire cup of salad dressing.
Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 42.8mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.8mg