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Broccoli Bacon Salad Easy Recipe With Homemade Dressing

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Broccoli Bacon Salad in a clear glass bowl on a table with a red and white checkered tablecloth
Broccoli Bacon Salad

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.

Broccoli Bacon Salad ingredients displayed on a white plate with red and white star pattern and sitting on a table with a red and white checkered tablecloth
Ingredients for Broccoli Bacon Salad

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. 

Broccoli Bacon Salad served in a mug with a handle and a summertime design on the front with a red plastic spoon tucked into the salad

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

Broccoli Bacon Salad served in a glass bowl sitting on a table with a red and white checkered tablecloth

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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!

  • Broccoli
  • Bacon
  • Raisins
  • 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.

Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise (Duke’s)
  • Vinegar (I have substituted Apple cider vinegar in a pinch)
  • Sugar

We use these same ingredients for our Homemade Creamy Cole Slaw recipe which is also super easy to prepare. 

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Broccoli salad pictured on a red and white plaid tablecloth

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Broccoli Bacon Salad Easy Recipe With Homemade Dressing

Broccoli Bacon Salad in a clear glass bowl on a table with a red and white checkered tablecloth

Easy recipe for Broccoli Salad with Bacon, pecans and raisins including the homemade dressing recipe that makes this summer salad so tasty

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

Notes

Can be stored covered in the refrigerator for a few days.

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17 Comments

  1. Great Salad!! I’ll come back later and add a salad to your party!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!!

  2. Ghee this 5 ingredient salad is definitely calling my name – I just love salads with nuts!! Oh, I do not have any salad recipes on my blog to link up but I have a few in the making!!

  3. This has bacon in it so I know this salad is tasty 🙂 This would be such a great dinner time addition for our bacon loving family.

    1. We love the addition of the raisin, it add a tiny bit of natural sweetness and more fiber. You are so right about those Vidalia onions, they are the best! I like the red one’s in the broccoli salad also because they add a nice color.

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