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Bacon Broccoli Salad Recipe

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This Bacon Broccoli Salad Recipe is the perfect cold, summer dish for those hot days! With carrots, bacon, and broccoli, this is the perfect deli salad.  It goes really well with anything barbecue.

In our house, cold salads are not only perfect for cooling off our hot bodies, but also helping to keep my house cool.  If you buy pre-cooked bacon, there is no cooking involved.

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I love the crunchiness of this bacon broccoli salad recipe.  It is on the healthier side, but still delicious.  The addition of the bacon and sunflower seeds add enough protein to make this a meal all on its own.

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Easy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Braid Recipe

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Mushroom Broccoli Pasta at Crystal and Company

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Best Salad Recipes:

Once you make this Bacon Broccoli Salad Recipe, the kids are going to love it so much that they are going to start asking for even more.  Don’t fret! I have picked out the best homemade salad recipes for you to try this summer. ?

Easy Tortellini Salad Recipe with DIY Dijon Vinaigrette

Grilled Peach Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

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This would also be a great pre-meal salad to enjoy before eating this one-dish Chicken Teriyaki Skillet Recipe.

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Bacon Broccoli Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This is a such a fun bacon broccoli salad recipe!


  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1/4 cup of shaved carrot
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of mayo
  • 2 tbsp. of sweetener I used Swerve confectioner
  • 1 tbsp. of vinegar I used apple cider vinegar
  • 6 slices bacon


Fry bacon till crispy. Remove from pan and set aside.

Cut broccoli into bite size pieces.

Dice onion.

In a medium bowl combine all salad ingredients.

!Sauce directions

Mix mayo, sweetener and vinegar together and pour over salad.

Mix till combined.

Put bacon on the top and mix.

Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve cold.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 582mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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Mother of 3

Thursday 28th of June 2018

Sounds yummy! I just made a broccoli salad this morning but I used bacon, colby jack cheese, craisins and pecans in mine. Pinned.

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