Broccoli Salad for a Crowd


Super easy broccoli salad for a crowd that's pretty and just a bit different. Great right away but gets better the longer it gets to marinate.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins



  • 2 cups mayonnaise (such as Hellmann's®)

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar

  • 3 dashes hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's® RedHot), or more to taste


  • 1 pound bacon

  • 12 cups fresh broccoli florets, or more to taste

  • 3 cups fruit and nut trail mix

  • ½ large red onion, diced into 1/4-inch pieces


  1. Mix together mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, and hot sauce in a medium bowl until smooth. Set aside to allow sugar to dissolve into dressing.

  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and let cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes. Crumble.

  3. Combine crumbled bacon, broccoli, trail mix, and red onion in a large serving bowl. Add dressing and toss thoroughly.


You should use about 4 large heads of broccoli for this salad. You can freeze the stalks to use in soups and stocks.

You can use whatever combination of dried fruit and nuts you like instead of trail mix.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
29g Fat
21g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 42mg 208%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 320mg 7%

* 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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