Here in the hot Florida sun, we appreciate refreshing no-fuss salads like this. It's a popular side dish at church potlucks and picnics.

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15 mins
15 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a medium bowl, combine bacon, broccoli, raisins and sunflower seeds; set aside. Mix together mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar; pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Stir before serving.


Nutrition Facts

575 calories; protein 16.3g; carbohydrates 33.3g; fat 43.8g; cholesterol 43.5mg; sodium 860.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

Rating: 5 stars
i have been looking for this recipe for awhile and was glad to finally found it. However, i reduced the serving size and i thought that the recipe was a little sweet. i also added some red onion to mine. the next time i make it maybe add a little more brocolil and less sugar, other than that it was great and will make again Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I used Truvia instead of sugar (6 packets) and white wine vinegar. Simple and delicious, though a bit sweet. When I make this again, I'd cut back on the Truvia by half. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I favorite recipe my grandma use to make! To make this a little healthier I like to increase the broccoli to around 3 cups, use 5 strips of bacon and light Miracle Whip. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Love this! Always a hit! I use low fat mayo. Add lots of pepper, cheddar cheese, craisins instead of raisins, and red onion. Make sure to cook the bacon crispy, so that it will crumble easier. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great recipe, Alan! I too added red onion(1/4 c), then doubled the broccoli and really cut down the stems. To the dressing, I added approx. 1/4 teaspoon of dried mustard. Absolutely delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is one of my favorite salads, and definitely my favorite of the versions of this recipe I've seen. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I took this to a potluck at church. Even though there was another salad that looked very similar, mine went way faster as people were coming back for seconds. Very delicious and easy to make. Like coleslaw it seemed to taste better when it was in the fridge marinating for awhile. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is wonderful, made as is. It may be a little sweet for some taste; but I serve it as a Holiday dish. I took this to a funeral dinner, and with about 50 dishes, THIS exact recipe was the second dish on the tables to be completely eaten. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is a favorite in my extended family, but we call it "Trees and Seeds." Read More