Broccoli Salad

This is the best Broccoli Salad recipe because it's straight from my Mom! It's sweet, creamy and crunchy with fresh broccoli, homemade dressing and lots of bacon!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli salad, broccoli salad recipe, broccoli salad with bacon, summer salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 512 kcal
Author Lauren


  • 8 cups fresh broccoli florets bite size
  • 1/2 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 cup raisins** or craisins

For the dressing:

US Customary - Metric


  1. Chop all the vegetables making sure to cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces. Cook bacon according to your liking and cut up into small pieces, or you could buy bacon bits.

  2. Place all salad ingredients into a large bowl and set aside.
  3. In a smaller bowl, mix dressing ingredients together to combine. Pour over salad and toss. Serve or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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Recipe Notes

*Recipe made according to my liking, but you are free to change and modify to meet your wants!

**I don't add these to my salad because I think they should be illegal in broccoli salads, but I know a lot of people do like them added in, so feel free to add it in.

Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 512 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 548mg24%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 625IU13%
Vitamin C 82.7mg100%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.