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Broccoli-Apple Salad with Bacon Recipe

Broccoli-Apple Salad with Bacon Recipe

Crunchy and colorful, this salad is hard to resist with bacon, apples and cranberries. You'll appreciate its make-ahead convenience.—Jennifer Thornley, Butler, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings


  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cauliflowerets
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 medium red apple, chopped
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 pound sliced maple-flavored bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and cranberries. Toss apples with 1 tablespoon lemon juice; add to vegetable mixture and toss.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, syrup and remaining lemon juice. Stir into broccoli mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • 3. Just before serving, stir in bacon and sunflower kernels. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 256 calories, 19 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 325 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.