Broccoli Bacon Salad

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Broccoli Bacon Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8



  • 5 cups broccoli florets - cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 pound cooked - crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl; mix well.
  • Combine dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  • Mix until thoroughly combined using a fork or wire whisk.
  • Add dressing to salad and mix well.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Makes 8 servings.


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 519IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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  1. Charmaine says:

    Very good salad. I have made it a few times already. Thank You!

  2. Amy, do you recommend using real Mayo (like Hellmans) versus Miracle Whip? Thank you.

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Hi Kim. Yes! Real mayo! Hellman’s all the way! -Amy

  3. This salad is beyond amazing!!!

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Hi Sonja, Thank you! I’m so glad you love this salad! It’s one of my all time favorites! -Amy

  4. Great, simple recipe. Wowed friends at Memorial Day picnic.

  5. Amy do you think raisens could be used instead of the dried cranberries?