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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Ingredients

11
Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place bacon in a large skillet. Cook, turning frequently, over medium high heat until evenly browned. Cool, and then crumble.

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  • 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.

  • In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar. Set aside.

  • 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

382 calories; 31.2 g total fat; 38 mg cholesterol; 760 mg sodium. 13.7 g carbohydrates; 12.9 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
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 and nuts on each serving so bacon was not soggy as a leftover. The pine nuts were an excellent substitute for the almonds. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2003
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 only add it right before serving because otherwise they get mushy and don't taste good. I also used light mayonnaise and added some raisins. It came out great. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 5
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
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 and nuts on each serving so bacon was not soggy as a leftover. The pine nuts were an excellent substitute for the almonds. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2003
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 only add it right before serving because otherwise they get mushy and don't taste good. I also used light mayonnaise and added some raisins. It came out great. Read More
(60)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2005
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 others who state that it is time consuming but it is well worth it. I used 2 1/2 heads of broccoli and doubled everything but the sugar bacon and nuts to lower the calories. There is no need to use so much sugar as the grapes give the salad the sweetness needed. This recipe will definitely join my favourites. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2002
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 hours before serving. Gets kind of mushy if not used up within 48 hours I think. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2005
simply AMAZING. i used turkey bacon instead not as much sugar and light mayo. i will definitely make this dish often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2002
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 tangy and the tastes were very complementary. I used maple bacon and green grapes and it was delicious. My husband generally isn't a big broccoli fan and really really like this one too. It's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2005
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 guests to take home! I have to admit though it was a bit time consuming. However the end definitely justified the means! Read More
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