A delicious fresh broccoli salad full of broccoli, salty bacon crumbles, savory onion bits, hearty seeds, sweet dried cranberries, and sweet-tangy dressing to die for.
This perfect-for-summer salad is full of fresh broccoli, bacon bits, onion, seeds, dried cranberries and dressing that is so good you’ll wanna lick the bowl when it’s gone!
If you need a perfect salad this summer (or really any time), this is it! So delicious!
This is one of my favorite summer salads to take to family gatherings or BBQs. It’s always one of the first salads to be gobbled up.
SUPERFOODS AND BROCCOLI:
This easy salad is filled with so many superfoods like pumpkin or sunflower seeds and dried cranberries.
I say it’s a “healthy” salad with its fresh broccoli and superfoods but really, I love it because it tastes amazing. Probably because of the yummy salty bacon crumbles and creamy amazingly delicious dressing. 😉
EVERYONE LOVES IT!
My brother-in-law requested this salad at his birthday bash potluck over a sweet pudding fluff salad. Of course, I took both but he preferred this fresh broccoli salad over all the rest.
This seriously is an easy super delicious salad everyone will love!
BROCCOLI SALAD VARIATIONS:
There are lots of variations to this salad. I’ve seen some with apples added or minus the bacon or seeds.
When it comes down to it… this is the best most simple creamy fresh broccoli salad out there.
Okay, okay! Maybe I’m a little bias but seriously, this salad will rock your socks… AND your picky broccoli eater might even snarf down a scoop of this broccoli salad.
HOW TO MAKE EASY BROCCOLI SALAD:
Here’s where I start. Broccoli, red onion, and Salad Topper mix by NaturSource (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries).
A note on the Salad Topper. I came across this product at Costco last year and decided to give it a try. I have fallen hard in love with it.
I usually stick with plain toasted salted sunflower seeds with this salad but the pumpkin and dried cranberry add so much. It’s great to have all three of these ingredients in one place. If you’d like to try it for yourself, you can find the Salad Topper here.
Once the bacon is cooked and crumbled, onion minced, and broccoli cut into bite-sized pieces, this salad is ready to assemble. Whip up the super simple (so delicious) dressing.
PRO TIP: Mix the dressing first to allow the sugar in the dressing time to dissolve then chopping the other ingredients.
To finish this salad, throw all the ingredients together in a large bowl then pour the dressing over the top.
Give it a quick toss to coat the broccoli and other ingredients and it’s ready to enjoy. EASY! Right?
Oh man, you are going to love it. It’s so delicious! The dressing is sweet, creamy and tangy. It pairs so well with the crunchy broccoli, salty bacon, and nutty seeds!
That’s pretty much a win, win in my book!
THIS BROCCOLI SALAD CAN BE DOUBLED!
This salad will look gorgeous on any summer table.
I also like to double this recipe when I take it to a potluck. When doubled it makes about 14-16 servings. Our Costco typically carries broccoli crowns in a 3 lb bag.
I use a bag of broccoli and a pound of bacon when doubling which makes for fewer leftovers that have to be stored in the fridge.
What’s your favorite summer potluck salad?
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- 1 1/2 lbs broccoli crowns, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 lb bacon (about 8 slices), cooked and crumbled
- 1/2-3/4 cup red onion, minced
- 1/2 cup NaturSource Salad Topper, (1/8 cup of each- sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds and a 1/4 cup dried cranberries)
- 1 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar
For the dressing:
- Whisk mayo, apple cider vinegar, and sugar together. Set aside until ready to dress salad.
Assemble the salad:
- In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients including NaturSource Salad Topper.
- Pour dressing over salad ingredients.
- Toss thoroughly until broccoli pieces are coated.
- Refrigerate until ready to eat.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 23g Cholesterol: 40mg Sodium: 694mg Carbohydrates: 17g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 13g
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Updated: 8.26.19 OP: 7.26.17