69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 9

Fresh broccoli tossed with dried cranberries combined with bacon. Great for family gatherings.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and crumble.

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  • Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar in a bowl; refrigerate until ready to combine with salad.

  • Combine broccoli, onion, bacon, sunflower seeds, and cranberries in a large bowl. Drizzle mayonnaise dressing over broccoli mixture; toss to coat.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; 25.2 g total fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 355 mg sodium. 19 g carbohydrates; 6.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (53)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2012
I have made this delish broccoli salad many times using reduced fat Hellmans. Leave the broccoli florets unchopped add at least a cup of craisins and sunflower seeds adding the seeds right before serving. I also add cheddar cheese shreds. Always a hit!!
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2017
This was good. The dressing made a little more than I would have cared for so I'll cut back in that in the future!
69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2012
I have made this delish broccoli salad many times using reduced fat Hellmans. Leave the broccoli florets unchopped add at least a cup of craisins and sunflower seeds adding the seeds right before serving. I also add cheddar cheese shreds. Always a hit!!
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2013
This has become a favorite salad of ours and is prepared frequently. To change it a little since it's eaten so often I like to add slivered almonds or glazed walnuts or sunflower seeds. Also to add a little more veggie crunch I add thinly sliced cabbage...and it's oh so good! I've only added bacon a few times but we prefer it without. And for the dressing I found that an inexpensive light mayo is good but the red wine vinegar should be of good quality; makes a difference!:
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2013
So delicious my 8-year twins wanted it for breakfast the next day! I also added cut red grapes which was very good. A really great recipe.
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2013
We loved this! And it's pretty healthy too. I didn't measure the salad ingredients but made dressing as written. Will be making this often. (I used frozen broccoli I cooked drained & chilled) Thanks for posting!
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2013
This is my number one requested dish that I make. Everyone LOVES it! I use Planters Dry Roasted Sunflower Kernels (they come in a small plastic jar) instead of plain salted sunflower seeds and it adds the perfect hint of seasoning to this recipe. Oh and DON'T sub Miracle Whip for mayonnaise. Not very tasty. That was the only batch I made that didn't get demolished.
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2013
So delicious and a refreshingly healthy. I prepared this recipe for a party and got rave reviews from all in attendance. The only change I made to the recipe as written was I used cashews in place of the sunflower seeds. I love the flavor of the dressing in this recipe and I will definitely be making this again and again! Thank you for a wonderfully healthy salad recipe!
(2)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2014
Great recipe! It is always a hit. I like the broccoli cut small or blanched if left bigger. This recipe is fabulous as is but still yummy with substitutions. I have used pecans or walnuts when I was out of sunflower seeds. I added a little salt to compensate. I have used grapes instead of craisins. Use a good red wine vinegar. Let the dressing mixture sit for a bit as the recipe suggests. It does make a difference. You can also add a little orange zest to this for an additional pop.
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
This was very good. I had to keep people away from eating it before I could do a photo of it. Definitely a keeper. As is no tweaks. I did this recipe as a part of the Western Region's Faceless Frenzy July 2012.
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2017
The recipe was a good base. I added a stalk of celery diced and also some diced grapes and mandarin orange. I also added a bit of chopped pecans and slivered almonds.Will definitely make it again. I may try replacing the mayo with Greek yogurt to make it even more healthy. Oh and I did omit the bacon.
(1)