Broccoli and Bacon Salad

Broccoli and Bacon Salad is crave-worthy.

There are foods that I love and there are foods that I crave. Broccoli and Bacon Salad certainly fits the crave category.

I even had a good friend become slighly obsessed by this salad during her third pregnancy. Seriously! But it doesn’t take crazy hormones for me to want a big bowl full.

Once upon a time, I reserved Broccoli and Bacon Salad for potlucks and family gatherings. I’d make a double-batch hoping for leftovers. I was always disappointed. Never even a spoonful left.

Now, I just make it for the heck of it. Or sometimes because the red seedless grapes look good at the grocery store. I love it when the grapes are smaller and crisp and super sweet…and on sale.

I declared that Broccoli and Bacon Salad was “dinner” the other night and took it to the baseball fields. What a treat.

Ingredients List for Salad

  • 2 bunches broccoli – cut into small florets
  • 1 bunch chopped green onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 lb bacon, fried crisp and crumbled*
  • 2 cups red seedless grapes, halved
  • 3/4 cup sunflower nuts

*I chopped up a sheets worth of Kirkland pre-cooked bacon and tossed it in the fry pan on medium for about 4 minutes. Much quicker and cleaner than cooking up raw bacon. Be sure bacon is cooled before adding to salad.

Ingredients List for Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I use Best Foods Olive Oil)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar


Toss all salad ingredients in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Then pour dressing over salad. Toss until dressing is evenly distributed.

Serve immediately or keep chilled in the refrigerator.

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