Broccoli and Bacon Salad


This is a great salad for picnics or potlucks! This version of broccoli salad uses more vinegar and less mayonnaise than most recipes. This gives you a slightly different, healthier option when choosing your next side dish. It's best if you wait until right before serving to add the dressing to keep bacon crisp.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound bacon

  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into florets

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds

  • ½ cup chopped green onions


  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup white sugar


  1. 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. Tear bacon into small pieces.

  2. Combine broccoli, bacon, sunflower seeds, and green onions in a bowl.

  3. Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar together in a bowl; pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

359 Calories
28g Fat
16g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 359
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 536mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 68mg 342%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 486mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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