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Red Broccoli Salad

Rated as 4.84 out of 5 Stars

"This a hearty meat and vegetable salad: two pounds of maple flavored bacon make it very filling. It's a meal in itself!"
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1 h 50 m servings 382
Original recipe yields 11 servings (10 to 12 servings)


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  1. Place bacon in a large skillet. Cook, turning frequently, over medium high heat until evenly browned. Cool, and then crumble.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Spread slivered almonds on a cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once during toasting. Cool.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, crumbled bacon, celery, green onions, red onions, grapes, and toasted almonds. Toss with mayonnaise dressing. Chill for several hours in the refrigerator.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The original submitter of this recipe, MAGGIE MCGUIRE, has let us know that 1 pound bacon is all you need for this recipe, and that 2 pounds might be too much.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 382 calories; 31.2 13.7 12.9 38 760 Full nutrition

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This was delicious when fresh. Very flavorful. Good as leftovers the second day, however bacon tends to get a little soggy. Second time I made used roasted pine nuts, and sprinkled the bacon a...

I used 4 tablespoons of Bac-o s instead of the actual bacon because I am a vegetarian, but it's also healthier and makes the prep time shorter. But if going to use baco s instead of real bacon, ...

This recipe was recommended to me by a co-worker who makes it every year for Christmas. I also made it for Christmas dinner. Wow! It is awesome. I got many compliments. I do agree with othe...

This is a fantastic salad. Definitely main dish material! The maple flavored bacon is a nice touch. The red grapes and almonds add a nice flavor, too. I think best if allowed to chill for 3-4 ho...

This is a great broccoli salad. I made it for poker night and the guys loved it. I only used one pound of bacon though and put them in right before serving to keep them from getting soggy.

simply AMAZING. i used turkey bacon instead, not as much sugar and light mayo. i will definitely make this dish often.

I have been making this recipe for over almost a year and EVERYONE loves it. Everyone time I make it someone asks for the recipe. I usually use 2 heads of broccoli.

This was a very tasty salad that, as suggested, turned into a meal in itself!! I ate it for supper last night, breakfast and lunch today - yummy! There is just the right blend of crunchy with ...

Wow! This was a huge hit at my husband's 40th Birthday Party/BBQ! Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe before they would leave. I came down to my computer and printed off 12 copies for...