This salad is sweet and crunchy. Broccoli, crumbled bacon, raisins and sunflower seeds, with a smattering of onion tossed in a mayonnaise-based dressing. Delicious!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
10 mins
30 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place 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.

  • Toss bacon, broccoli, raisins, sunflower seeds, and onion together in a large bowl.

  • Whisk mayonnaise, sugar, sweetener, and vinegar in another bowl until smooth. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

385 calories; protein 9.7g; carbohydrates 32g; fat 26.9g; cholesterol 13.8mg; sodium 284mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (36)

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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I make this, but I do a couple of things differently that makes it so much more tasty. I put the mayo and the raisins in a blender and it makes the dressing much better. After mixing, let it sit in the fridge over night. Add the sunflower seeds right before serving. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Halved the recipe...steamed the broccoli for about 2 minutes....used just sugar....EXCELLENT! Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved this recipe! The only thing I would do different next time is to blanch or steam the broccoli just a little bit (my kids didn't care for the raw broccoli taste). I also only used sugar. Great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
After beginning to make this salad I realized all of my raisins had been eaten up by a "little mouse" (kids). So I used Craisins and it was delicious. Also the Craisins added color. Everyone enjoyed it and hubby wants me to make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made a "mistake" and put in horseradish mayo instead of plain. OMG. It is FANTASTIC! It's got a zip like sushi with wasabi sauce. I also tried adding some raw corn kernels (freshly trimmed off the cob) which made it even better. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love this recipe but change it up a little. Sometimes I use maple flavored bacon and craisins.instead of raisins and no matter what bacon I use I always put about 3 tablespoons of the bacon grease in the salad along with the mayo and Splenda. The bacon grease gives a little extra flavor. Love this salad. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I used no raisins only 1 tablespoon sugar no other sweetener and scallions instead of onion. It got raves for Thanksgiving dinner and I have been asked to make it again for Christmas. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this for a potluck and followed the directions exactly except that I used turkey bacon (some people in our company don't eat pork). So good! Husband and I almost wanted to eat the entire bowl by ourselves and just buy something else for the potluck lol! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Such a crowd-pleaser! We make this salad every time we are hosting a bar-b-que. It can be made well in advance and unlike a green salad you will never have to worry about it wilting. Read More