Amazing homemade Broccoli Salad Recipe. The sweet and savory combination is wonderful as the broccoli florets come together with the almonds, bacon, craisins and sunflower seeds in a creamy homemade dressing.

Salad recipes like this one, our cabbage salad the easy broccoli cauliflower and our favorite cauliflower salad are great summer party salads.

Broccoli salad recipe with bacon, red onion, and almonds in a bowl with homemade mayo dressing.

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easy broccoli salad recipe-

This cold broccoli salad is great!! Not only is it delicious, but it also comes together really quickly and is the perfect salad to prep in advance. The salad is packed with so many flavors and textures. Raw broccoli florets with bacon bits, crunchy almond slices and sunflower seeds in the easiest sweet and tangy creamy homemade dressing.

The flavors are PERFECT in every bite. This salad is great to serve alongside grilled chicken thighs or even a side salad for pulled chicken in the Instant Pot.

Step by step collage how to make broccoli salad recipe.

tips on how to make broccoli salad-

  • When chopping the broccoli florets, be sure they are all bite-sized uniform pieces.
  • The bacon may be cooked in pieces in a skillet on the stove top. You can also bake the bacon in the oven, then chop them into smaller pieces. Once cooked, add bacon to a bowl with a lined paper towel so the grease drains.
  • You can add more sugar to the dressing if desired.

do I cook the broccoli?

No, raw broccoli is great in this recipe. The homemade dressing softens the broccoli florets and it’s a perfect crunchy salad.

Great broccoli salad recipe for lunch or a dinner side.

can I prepare the salad in advance?

This salad and the dressing may be prepared in advance and kept refrigerated overnight. I sometimes make a double portion and have a salad to put in for my husband’s lunch for a few days. NOTE: The salad will keep fresh up to 3 days in the refrigerated covered.

how do I store broccoli salad?

Broccoli salad is best if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerater.

Broccoli salad in a bowl with almonds and sunflower seeds.

Bring the broccoli salad to your next party, it will be a huge HIT! We always get rave reviews and everyone asks for the recipe. 🙂

Try these other broccoli recipes:

 

Broccoli Salad Recipe

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5 from 10 votes
Amazing homemade Broccoli Salad Recipe. The sweet and savory combination is wonderful as the broccoli florets come together with the almonds, bacon, craisins and sunflower seeds and creamy dressing. This is the perfect recipe for parties and potlucks.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups broccoli florets, raw
  • 1/2 lb bacon, chopped and cooked
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Dressing

Instructions

  • Cook bacon until crispy.
  • Cut broccoli into medium uniform florets. Finely chop the onion.
  • Prepare the dressing; whisk together the mayo, sugar and vinegar until creamy. 
  • Combine all of the ingredients. Mix well.

Notes

The dressing tends to travel to the bottom of the bowl. Mix salad and scoop from the bottom up. 
You can add a few more Tablespoons of sugar if you want the salad sweeter. 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 623kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 10gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 504mgPotassium: 374mgFiber: 3gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 320IUVitamin C: 41.4mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 1.5mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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