Sweet & Savory Broccoli Salad

I love broccoli salad and ever since I tried it a few years back I wondered how to make it. It has been on my bucket list to make. Thankfully on our recent trip to New York to visit my in-laws I learned how to make it! A picnic was planned for our family and to my surprise when I went to go fix myself a plate there it was broccoli salad! Yeah! I cannot take credit for this recipe, all credit goes to my mother-in-law!


Broccoli Salad

broccoli salad


Sweet & Savory Broccoli Salad
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  1. 1 package of bacon
  2. 1 head of fresh broccoli
  3. 1/4 cup of red onions chopped
  4. 1/2 cup of raisins
  5. 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
  6. 1 cup of mayonnaise
  7. 1/2 cup of white sugar
  8. 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  1. Place bacon in a large skillet or your preferred cooking method and cook till crispy. Drain on paper towel, crumble and set aside.
  2. Chop broccoli florets into bite size pieces. In a medium bowl combine broccoli with red onions, raisins, crumbled bacon and sunflower seeds.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider and sugar. Pour over the broccoli mixture and toss until combined.
  4. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
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  1. That sounds so good. I love stuff like this for lunches while the kids are at school.

  2. This may actually get my husband to eat broccoli!! Looks so yummy

  3. My Mother in law is the queen of broccoli salad!! If there’s a get together, you can guarantee that’s what she’s bringing. She adds raisins and pine nuts to hers. I like your bacon better ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. This looks so delicious! Bacon makes everything better and I’ll definitely be trying this out for upcoming tailgating parties – thanks for sharing!

  5. I am a huge broccoli fan and this is honestly one of my favorite ways to eat it! Looks delicious!

  6. Looks so yummy!

  7. Broccoli salad is like the only way I will eat broccoli! lol. I love the salad; but can’t stand to eat it on it’s own.

  8. I love a good broccoli salad, I made it a few times this past summer. It’s also a good one for Fall too …. and now I want to make it again! YUM!

  9. I love this. It looks super tasty and it’s super healthy. Doesn’t get much better than that!

  10. This looks delicious. Will have to make it for the family. Brocolli is my favorite vegetable.

  11. I love raisins and sunflower seeds in a salad – and they would probably get me to eat the whole thing by myself!!! A good broccoli salad is a find, especially one that sounds as sweet as this. Thanks for sharing such a yummy salad!

  12. Brittany W says:

    My mother and law makes a salad similar to this. It’s one of the only ways that the grandkids will actually eat broccoli.

  13. My daughter finally started eating Broccoli! She didn’t for years and then one day decided that she really wanted some, go figure! I’ll have to suggest this to her!

  14. I recently discovered that I love broccoli salad. The crunchy combo and sweet and savory flavors make it taste wonderful.

  15. This is one of my favorites so I’ll have to try your recipe. It’s funny because I really don’t like broccoli but I love this salad!

  16. This looks yummy! Looking for new ways to introduce broccoli to my family. Will be trying this.

  17. that looks so good. I love broccoli salad but never think to make it.

  18. Looks SO good! I always eat it at gatherings, but never make it myself! I will have to try your recipe and change that.

  19. That looks delicious!! I love how healthy the salad is, and I know I can get John to eat it cause of the bacon!!

  20. These broccoli salad looks delicious. I love how healthy it is as well.

  21. This looks so good. I’ll have to make this for the family soon.

  22. Oh yum! I think I’m going to try this to see if the kids will like it. It’d be a great way to add some variety to our veggie dishes!

  23. I love how easy this is to make and how healthy it is for my family. I’ll have to make this soon.

  24. To be honest I’m quite happy with steamed broccoli, a little melted butter and salt & pepper.

  25. This looks so yummy! I love broccoli salad but I’ve never tried to make it. Pinning this recipe!

  26. So funny because my mother-in-law taught me how to make this too. It’s nearly the same except for the raisins. I really love broccoli salad.

  27. This looks delicious. It may encourage my kids to eat their broccoli.

  28. Broccoli is the #1 vegetable that I can count on my kids to eat every time. They love my mom’s broccoli salad, and I bet they’d love this too!

  29. That looks delish. It also looks very healthy!

  30. I love that you put raisins in this. That and the sunflower seeds put it over the edge for me!

  31. I’ve never tried this with raisins and I LOVE raisins!

  32. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    This is REALLY Good. We tried it tonight (I was looking for a new way to use fresh broccoli that did NOT involve cooking it. (Confession: to avoid having to really cook AT ALL, I cheated and used Oscar Meyer pre-cooked bacon strips that you can just nuke it for a few secs… Not bad, really)

    Anyway, it was incredibly fast and easy to make, tasted delicious and everyone loved it. I don’t even have enough leftover to have it for lunch tomorrow!
    (Pinned too)

  33. I saw this on Facebook. It sure looks full of yummy good flavors! pinning it.

  34. You got me hooked on the apple cider dressing. I love the flavor it adds.

  35. Oh this looks so fresh and delicious…..of course, you had me at bacon =)

  36. This looks so delicious and healthy! I love broccoli!

  37. This looks really good. Can’t wait to try it

  38. I love broccoli salad! I make it all the time!

  39. This looks so good – Pinned to my Salad board.

  40. one of my fave dishes to bring to pot lucks!! i LOVE broccoli!

  41. That looks wicked good – and I’m not even a broccoli salad sort of person. Love the combination of sweet and savory.

  42. This is the same kind I make except I also add sunflower seeds.

  43. Pinning this to my salad board! Looks like a yummy way to enjoy your greens!

  44. This broccoli salad looks and sounds incredible! Thank you – I am definitely going to make this ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. I’ve never had a broccoli salad but you just made me want to now! This looks really good!

  46. Looks delicious, I love the idea of adding raisins with the brocolli.

  47. MMM. I remember the first time I had Broccoli salad, I thought it was a weird combination and I didn’t think I’d like it but I did. I have never known how to make it though but now I have it pinned, so thanks.

  48. I have to make this too!! I have had it and have not made it before. Thanks for sharing. I just love this salad!!

  49. This looks fantastic. I’ve always liked broccoli salad but never know how to make it. I will be pinning this to try!

  50. Love broccoli salad! I can’t wait to try this recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. I would love to make this one I love this salad and it is just too expensive at the deli at $8.00 per pound thanks for sharing.

  52. I love broccoli! Looking for a good broccoli salad an I’m happy to find this one ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    This looks like a great broccoli salad! Thanks for the recipe!

  54. I am a pretty picky eater but I love broccoli salad… I need to make some myself, thanks for the recipe!

  55. Thank for contributing this recipe to my Craft & Food Roundups post. I have featured it in my latest post โ€œ17 Amazing Picnic Side Dishesโ€. Come check it out and feel free to share with your friends!! Thanks, Nichi http://www.mandatorymooch.com/2018/06/17-amazing-picnic-side-dishes.html

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