Delicious variation of this favorite deli salad. Honey is absorbed more slowly than cane sugar, so this may be better tolerated by those who are more sensitive to 'sugar highs.' Also, for those who find white or red onions just too strong of a flavor, I've used green onion for a milder yet still 'onion-y' layer.

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Ingredients

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

Salad:

Dressing:

Directions

  • Cook and stir bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon on a plate lined with paper towel.

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  • Toss broccoli, cranberries, and green onion together in a large bowl. Whisk mayonnaise, honey, and vinegar together in a small bowl. Add bacon to broccoli mixture and toss. Drizzle dressing over the salad; toss to coat.

  • Refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

519 calories; 40.9 g total fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 521 mg sodium. 34.1 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2013
Thank you for a delicious recipe Anne. I used a bit less honey about 1/3 cup the green onions were very nice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/18/2014
Way too sweet for my taste! I cut back on the honey and wish I had also cut the Craisins in half. In addition even though I chopped the largest head of broccoli I could find into florets it wasn't enough - they were totally overwhelmed by the bacon and the Craisins so I had to add more florets. I doubt I will make this again - sorry Anne! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2013
Thank you for a delicious recipe Anne. I used a bit less honey about 1/3 cup the green onions were very nice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2013
Thank you for a delicious recipe Anne. I used a bit less honey about 1/3 cup the green onions were very nice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2014
This recipe is fresh and heathy. I used less honey cause my family doesn't like real sweet. I changed the bacon to Morningstar meatless bacon to make it vegetarian. Excellent recipe. D.L. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2016
Trying to figure out how to edit this when I can I'll make these changes: Decrease honey to 1/3 cup Add 1/2 tsp salt. Thanks everyone! Anne Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/18/2014
Way too sweet for my taste! I cut back on the honey and wish I had also cut the Craisins in half. In addition even though I chopped the largest head of broccoli I could find into florets it wasn't enough - they were totally overwhelmed by the bacon and the Craisins so I had to add more florets. I doubt I will make this again - sorry Anne! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2017
Added pecans and used red onions. SO VERY DELICIOUS Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2017
Very light and tastey salad will definitely be a family favorite Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2019
I've made this a couple of times and it is always a hit! Someone always asks for the recipe. I used red onion instead of green. Using honey instead of sugar makes it taste better. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2016
I love it. I just finished making it and because I am the cook I get to try it. It is yummy even before I put it in the fridge to let it marry! I love the fact you use honey instead of sugar! I have switched almost completely to honey. This was so fast to make up as well. It took me all of 10 minutes including the thick cut bacon. Oh I cut the bacon down to 5 slices because it is thick cut bacon. Otherwise I would have used all 12 slices. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2018
I only did a half recipe and then I still halved the half of mayo (1/4 c)! Delicious! Read More