Red Broccoli Salad
This a hearty meat and vegetable salad: two pounds of maple flavored bacon make it very filling. It's a meal in itself!
This a hearty meat and vegetable salad: two pounds of maple flavored bacon make it very filling. It's a meal in itself!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
It did take a while to prepare but it was worth it!!!
Excellent, yummy, love the stuff. The only changes I made were using 1/2 cup mayo and 1/2 cup sour cream instead of a whole cup of mayo, since I don't like the mayo taste too much. I also only use one pound of bacon, and that is plenty of bacon flavor.
This was my submission to Allrecipes several years ago. A friend told me to look this up because the recipe is in error. Somewhere along the line, my 1 pound of bacon was changed to 2 pounds. My original submission was written as one pound. Two pounds is way too much. Sorry for any inconvenience.
I made this dish and took to a church gathering - everyone loved it, guys too. I prepared exactly per the recipe except I used 1-1/2 heads of broccoli and 1 lb of bacon and lowfat mayo. To shorten prep time, I washed and cut up all the veggies the night before which gave them time to dry out. I agree with other views, definitely a keeper.
made this salad for a baby shower back in March of 2010 everyone asks me to bring this salad to every family function its the best nice crisp and refreshing on a hot day
Absolutely delicious! I substituted raisins for the grapes, and did half mayo and half wasabi mayo to add a little kick. Oh, and I used apple cider vinegar instead of white. YUMMY!
Great salad! I added raisins for the chewy texture, and used sunflowers instead of almonds. I also kept the bacon and the sunflowers in separate containers to use as toppings each time I ate some. I got away with 1 pound bacon. I CRAVE this salad.
This is exactly the same salad I have always coveted at the local country club. Now I know how to make it. I'm a little bothered by the idea of adding sugar to a salad, but it tastes good, and it's a heaping serving of veggies, so I can live with it. The club sometimes uses raisins instead of grapes which is also really good. I used regular bacon and it was delicious.
Guests raved about this salad! I subbed pomegranate seeds for the grapes for a fall feel and it was delicious that way.
This recipe is delicious. Sometimes I change it up by using only 1 lb. of bacon crumbled, and adding 8 oz. bow tie pasta. I also change the vinegar to 1/3 cup red wine vinegar. Don't forget to add the nuts and bacon just before serving, this way it still has crunch.
This was a hit today for 4th of July! I made it low carb by using splenda instead of white sugar. Used 3 packages of precleaned broccoli and needed more dressing. Made half batch more dressing. Served 12-15. Yum!Chose to leave out the celery and used honey roasted slivered almonds found in the salad fixin section! Quick and easy to prepare. Used only 1 lb bacon. Next time I'll try adding dried cranberries. A winner!
Excellent, with the following changes: 4-5 strips of lean, cooked turkey bacon chopped (2 lbs of bacon is just too much, and you can save on the fat content), I substituted a mix (that I found already packaged together) of dried raisins and cranberries for the grapes, used both a little red and green onion (I eyeball everything, don't usually measure), used the new olive oil mayo that is on the market, (low fat and better for you), kept the dressing measures as is (but used cider vinegar to cut the tart), and substituted some cashew peices for the almonds (I bought a cheap tin of broken pieces and toasted them slighly in the oven). Everything else, I kept the same. This was so good! My husband raved and usually passses on raw broccoli. This is delish and good for you if you make a couple of variations! My version is very similar to that of Sweet Tomatoes restaraunt. Thanks for the great recipe!
WOW! This recipe is perfect as written! Don't change a thing! Thanks, Maggie!
Great recipe, but I made a few modifications to make it healthier. First off, I used splenda instead of "white sugar" and halfed the amount called for. Second I used fat free mayo, and i know fat free mayo is not all that great but you honestly cant taste the differance since it is mixed with the vinegar, and splenda. I have tried this recipe both ways and my kids had no idea i was using fat free mayo. And depending on your preference, I omit the celery and used shredded carrots. LOVE IT!!
I made this for our Easter Sunday meal and my family loved it!
very good recipe. my changes. I blanch the broccoli for 2-3 mins. we're not big on the raw broccoli. use splenda or equal instead of sugar. add shredded carrots and apples. i might add raisins next time.
Very good salad! Everyone LOVED it!
Yum! I just made this and adjusted a few things for my cupboard family's taste like: I used pecans (it's what I had on hand) and red delicious apples instead of grapes. I also only used the green onion and left the red out. It probably made the salad a little more sweet than the original recipe would, but it was delicious! Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely be making this again. It seems like a great dish to take to a get together, too.
loved it! You could also add cheese.
Yummy, but I made some changes. I didn't use nearly as much bacon as called for (I probably only used 1/2 lb.) and I used more red onion. Instead of grapes and almonds I used craisins and toasted walnuts. It was a huge hit with my Thanksgiving guests.
We serve this dish often. I would only use 1/2 pound bacon. Its plenty- don't substitute for bacon bits. It is not the same.
It tastes fresh and delicious. I sticked to the recipe except cut half of the sugar. The flavors of bacon, vegi, fruit and nut blended surprisingly well. Next time I will substitute yogurt for mayonnaise and cut off 3/4 sugar and 1/2 bacon, just to make it healthier. Thanks very much for the recipe!
Excellent recipe and very easy to make, I did not have any almonds so I toasted some pecans instead and threw in some dried cranberries, I cut back on the sugar about half and half the mayo and thought it was excellent. Recommend this one highly!
I have been looking for a broccoli salad recipe for awhile and stumbled across this one. I have made this salad a few times and everyone has RAVED about it!! There is a lot of prep time involved but soo worth it! I haven't used maple bacon yet (hard to find) but regular bacon has worked just fine.
This was really good... I mean SERIOUSLY good. I made it for a party and everyone loved it. I used all green onion and it turned out great.
Yum, and again I say yum and it was very hearty and tasty but is quite labor intensive.
Easy to half the recipe for a family dinner. I used apple cider vinegar. I made the salad ahead of time (about 4 hours prior to dinner) but did not add bacon, almonds nor grapes til serving time. I toasted the almonds on the stove top by putting them in a pan over med high heat and stirring them frequently til browned up a bit
made this today for my bunco group tonight. Just had to try it.....OMG! awesome! will be making this again for sure! Great combination of crunchiness and bacon goodness! I followed the recipe to a T. thanks for a great salad!
My family loved it! I used bacon bits and sunflower seeds instead of bacon and almonds to lower the fat a little.
I can't get enough of this salad. Love it, love it, love it! Don't change a thing. tna_dunn Frisco, TX USA
Took the pain to blanch, sliver and toast almonds. Very good salad indeed.
Yep. It's that good. I omitted the grapes, as I don't like fruit in my salad. Added some lettuce. Took this to a party and every single person loved it. That mayo-vinegar-sugar dressing is addictive! Anyhow, you can't go wrong with this one.
This salad has an excellent combination of flavors. I was surprised that I actually liked it. I think the bacon is what made it so good. I used turkey bacon and didn't use the red onion (too much onion). I also used light mayo. I think you can get away with using half the amount of sugar, since the grapes make it sweet enough.
This was delicious! I used Splenda, light mayo and turkey bacon, and it was still amazing. My husband and daughter both loved it. I'm going to make it for a party this weekend. Thank you!
So good. I made this and everyone loved it. I followed the recipe exactly and was very impressed with how flavorful it is!
This salad is amazingly delicious! I felt that the original recipe sounded slightly too high calorie so I made the following changes: - I used plain yogurt instead of the mayonnaise - no sugar - no bacon - balsamic vinegar instead of the white vinegar (that's all I had) With these changes the salad was not only delicious but also healthy!
I loved this! Tasty! I didn't have regular vinegar so I used red wine vinegar and I think it just made it better!
I think de vinegar give it a little sour taste. Next time I will try with lemon. But it is good.
Great balance. Second time I made it, I only had cider vinegar. Still great
What a huge hit!! I served this at a progressive dinner in our neighborhood and received lots of compliments and requests for this recipe. A little time consuming to make with all the chopping, but well worth it.
I use half the bacon and this is still awesome! Great summer side!
This is absolutely delicious!!!! My entire family enjoyed it...even my young, picky daughters. I have made a recipe similar to this but it will definitely be replaced. I loved the addition of the grapes, and next time I may add some crumbled blue cheese or feta. This is a keeper!
Yum Yum! I put a little less grapes and added dried cranberries for that extra sweetness. 1 pd of bacon is just fine, and the red onion makes all the difference.
This was very good. I'll make it again.
I used to make a salad similar to this one, but lost the recipe when I moved. I leave out the celery and green onion and use sunflower kernels instead of the almonds. I use half the bacon and add more broccoli. It's delicious and I am always asked for the recipe.
Wow, this salad is absolutely yummy. Made it for a birthday party and absolutely EVERYONE raved about it. The dressing is so easy and so yummy. I will be making this lots over summer. Family have already asked me to make for Christmas day. I used Walnuts instead of the almonds. Loved It, Loved It, Loved It....
This is a great dish. It was easy to prepare, although frying 2 lbs of bacon can take a bit of time depending on your circumstances. It was a great hit at the party I took it too.
I have tried a lot of broccoli salads in my day and this one is by far the best tasting. I am thinking of trading plain yogurt for the mayo next time to cut some fat. I think that would also taste great.
What an AWESOME Salad. I made it for Christmas Eve, Christams day, and for the day after Christmas for three different get togethers. The first day I made it exactly as stated except for using roasted soy nuts instead of almonds as my son is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Excellent! The second day I substituted a head of iceberg lettuce for the celery as I am not a big fan of the taste of celery but I liked the crunch it gave the salad. Also, all I had on hand this day was turkey bacon and it was delicious in the salad. This turned out excellent as well. The third day I doubled the recipe and it came out great. I only used two packages of bacon when I doubled the recipe. And the first two days I used one package each. I don't believe one package is 2lbs of meat, but one package is more than enough in this rich salad! Thank you so much for an awesome recipe Maggie!!!
Fabulous salad and I will make it again. I brought it to a potluck and everyone asked for the recipe so thank you for sharing. I substituted bacon bits (instead of maple bacon) and sunflower seeds instead of almonds. I also added raisins and cut down on the mayonnaise mixture. I used light mayo to save on the calories.
Great! Husband liked it and he doesn't like veggies.
Awesome recipe~ I used 1 lb bacon instead of 2. In addition to broccoli I also use cauliflower. This salad is addictive!
i've been making this recipe for years! countless people ask for the recipe. to cook the bacon quicker/more efficiently, i cut it into 3/4 inch pieces first. also, i've recently started substituting the sugar with "truvia" since it's a natural sugar substitute :)
Double the Broccoli and you are all set! This was very good and may end up on our Family table this year for the Holidays. Thank you!!
This is a very good recipe that you can make to suit your own taste. I used dried cherries instead of grapes, and pecans(what I had on hand) instead of almonds. I thought one kind of onion(green) enough for us, and added shredded cheddar(love cheese!). Wow, couldn't stop eatin' it!
This salad is the best! The only thing I did differently was that I used honey in substitute for the sugar to improve the nutrition. We also kept the bacon separate to add to each serving as per other reviewers recommendations. Absolutely delectable! TY so much for posting, we will be making this salad again and again!
I love broccoli salad and this one is winner. The addition of grapes and larger amount of bacon is yummy. I usually also throw in a handful or two or raisins. Great recipe.
No bacon, no celery, used bagged almonds (honey roasted flavor), used splenda
Whoops! didn't have bacon like I thought I did, but it was still a very good salad. I only used about 2/3 cup mayo and adjusted the sugar and vinegar accordingly. My red onion was a bit strong, but that's not the recipe's fault. Very yummy.
This is the one of the best salads I have had. I took it to a family gathering and it was gone within 20 minutes with requests that I bring this to all family gatherings from now on. Delicious!
This was fabulous! I only used half the amount of bacon this recipe called for, but, otherwise followed it to a "T". It was really great and enjoyed by all. I'll definately be making this again!Thanks!
If I could give this 10 STARS I would. WOW!!!! This was absolutely delicious. My bf doesnt even like broccoli and this salad was gones in 60 seconds. He ate 11 servings in 10 minutes.
I used cashews instead of almonds and packaged real maple bacon pieces to speed things up.
Excellent. lasts on a buffet table nicely. Got lots of compliments and requests for this recipe the times I've made it. Definitely give salad few hours or overnight so flavors develop. I also used light mayo and not quite as much bacon. Almonds are optional. At Christmas open house I added Craisins instead of grapes. Try cooking bacon in oven for easier prep.
Wow, this recipe is so yummy! I added a tsp of cumin to the dressing.
I left out the almonds, didn't think they were necessary. Even the picky eating kids scoffed it down. Cooking and crumbling the bacon was the difficult part, I was wondering if store bought real bacon bits would make prep easier. Just a thought. Still, this is a great tasting recipe.
Very good recipe, especially for a large gathering. I did not use bacon, because this was a side dish. I also substituted the almonds for pine nuts and sunflower seeds. A hit with everyone. This is in my recipe box!
This is a great salad. I used only 1 pound of bacon and it was great, but with the 2 pounds of bacon called for I think it would be even better. I also used red wine vinegar instead of regular and it worked fine. Amazing salad, love it!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW is this dish yummy! If you love onions you will love this. The prep work does take time especially if you do not use a food processor. I will add a few less red onions next time and increase the amount of dressing just a tad. I actually thought this was delicious right after I assembeled it! It is a very hearty salad and as the other reviewers noted can be a meal in itself. I might add some chopped tart apple next time since this combination could handle that taste very well. I highly recommend this to everyone that loves all the ingredients independently. This dish is a WINNER!
I followed this recipe somewhat loosely (I didn't really measure the ingredients except the sugar and the vinegar). I used about 3/4 lb of bacon and omitted the green onions (didn't have them on hand). THIS WAS THE BOMB!!! I loved it. I will definately make it again. I have enjoyed it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
My #1 potluck salad! No celery...and use pre-cooked thin bacon, crisped in mike! so easy Best advice is to add bacon nuts and graps or craisins before serving. Ages WELL!
I use cider vinegar, lofat mayo and splenda blend for the dressing. Great recipe thanks!
This salad was delicious. Next time I will add the bacon just before serving. It did get a little soggy. But other than that we loved it! Thank you!
Totally bastardized it based on fridge contents, and it still worked: 1) no green onions, just one red onion. 2) no celery. 3) smashed walnuts instead of almonds. 4) half the sugar. delicious!
Extremely Yummy.....did double up the dressing and used Sunflower Seeds instead of Almonds
I made this last night and everyone absolutely loved it. I didnt put in the onion, but it still turned out great! I also added about a cup more of the halved grapes.
Delicious! A family member made this for Thanksgiving and I had to request the recipe. Made it two days later to take to another get together.. Definitely a hit. I used 1.5lbs of bacon instead of 2, and I still thought it was a bit too much - next time I'll lower it to 1lb. Delicious either way, but might as well pull out a little bacon to health it up ;)
One of my favourite salads to make and whenever I take it to a potluck there is never any leftover! It's great just as the recipe states - a good mix of flavours with the bacon, the sweetness from grapes, and the tartness of the dressing plus the extra crunch from the almonds. I've also made it using raisins instead of grapes and walnuts or pine nuts instead of almonds. Red or yellow peppers are also a great addition if you want to make it a really colourful salad.
Only used 1 lb bacon and forgot to buy green onions so didn't include them, but this salad was terrific. What an interesting (and good)combination of textures and flavors. Everyone wanted the recipe. Will definitely make again and again.
Wow! What a crowd pleaser, everyone just loved it. A few asked me for the recipe.
What a delicious salad! I followed the recipe precisely and was delighted by the end result. Tasty, filling, and crunchy - 5 stars.
Love Love Love this salad! Make it often for guests - the bowl is always empty! Thanks for such a great recipe!
Wonderful!! I only use 1/4 - 1/2 of the dressing and add in the bacon only when it is time to eat the salad. The bacon doesn't sit in the fridge well. Bacon Bits are a good alternative.
I loved this! I followed the recipe exactly as stated. It was so good to me. My hubby didn't like it and a couple of others didn't love it like I did, but there were a couple who ooo-ed and aaaah-ed over it like I did. I don't think it'll win everyone's hearts.
This was great! I took it to our Ladies Salad Supper at church around Christmas, and I made the amount that the recipe made. The lady in charge of it all got on the microphone after the dinner and said, "Whoever made the broccoli salad with the grapes and almonds - you will be bringing this again next year, and you will make about 3 times the amount!" Everyone applauded! It was gone before half of the people made it through the line! Many of the people that did get to eat it were asking for the recipe!
Love it. I have made this a couple of times and made it lower calorie by using low fat mayo, Splenda, and turkey bacon, if I have it.
Used sunflower seeds instead of almonds.
Made it, loved it, will make it again!
This was good but I feel it has to much sugar and to much bacon and I only used 1 pound. I don't know if I would make this again.