My Broccoli Bacon Salad recipe is a time tested family favorite with only 5 ingredients. We tend to think of it during the summer months but it’s a great dish anytime of the year.
Everyone should have an easy Broccoli Salad recipe in their home cooking recipe collection! The only thing actually cooked in this recipe is the bacon and let’s get real, we could actually use those bacon bits in a jar if we were in a pinch! There is something quite yummy about fresh broccoli paired with crisp bacon though.
Crisp bacon, Raisins, Pecans, Fresh Broccoli and chopped Onions are my favorite ingredients for Broccoli Bacon Salad. I sometimes use red onions and may not use pecans if I don’t have them on hand.
FUN WAYS TO SERVE YOUR SALAD
A fun way to serve Broccoli Bacon Salad for a summer soiree is in a mug with a summer motif.
You could also use wide mouth small Mason jars
Because the bright green broccoli makes a pretty dish, always serve it in a glass bowl
PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW
Make your salad several hours in advance and refrigerate to allow the flavors to marinade.
5 easy to prepare ingredients! I like easy, don’t you!
- Chopped Pecans
- Onions (Red onions are yummy and add color to the salad)
Toss all of the prepared ingredients into your salad serving bowl. Pour the dressing over and mix well. Refrigerate for several hours to allow the flavors to marinade. You can prepare this salad a day in advance.
HOMEMADE FROM SCRATCH DRESSING
A simple easy dressing recipe you will want to hang onto for other salads as well.
- Mayonnaise (Duke’s)
- Vinegar (I have substituted Apple cider vinegar in a pinch)
We use these same ingredients for our Homemade Creamy Cole Slaw recipe which is also super easy to prepare.
PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW
- 1 bunch of broccoli
- 6 pieces of bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1 small red onion cut into thin pieces
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup pecan halves
- DRESSING INGREDIENTS
- ¾ Cup Mayonnaise (Dukes)
- 3 Tbsp. vinegar
- 4 Tbsp. sugar
Mix dressing ingredients well and set aside while you prepare the fresh ingredients
Cut the broccoli into little bite sized pieces. (Be sure to always wash and drain the broccoli)
After cooking the bacon, drain on paper toweling and crumble. I use a mini-food processor.
Add all of the prepared salad ingredients, except the dressing to your large salad bowl
Toss ingredients gently to blend
Pour dressing over salad and toss well to cover.
Make your salad a few hours in advance and refrigerate to allow the flavors to marinade.
Serve and enjoy
Can be stored covered in the refrigerator for a few days.
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