Simple Broccoli Salad Recipe
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Simple Broccoli Salad Recipe

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Because broccoli salad won't wilt like lettuce salads, you can make it ahead for added convenience. To enhance the salad, I will sometimes add walnuts, green grapes, mushrooms and a touch of onion. You can also mix in cauliflower florets with the broccoli, then squeeze on a hint of lemon juice.—Nova MacIsaac, Souris, Prince Edward Island
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 261 calories, 23g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 384mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine broccoli, bacon and red pepper. In another bowl, stir the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar until smooth. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Simple Broccoli Salad in Country Woman March/April 1999, p37

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karrief User ID: 1456712 203045
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"This has become the number one requested salad at our family outings. It is loved by eveyone including those picky kids who hate mayo."

sstetzel User ID: 158954 32963
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"This is my go-to recipe for broccoli salad. I've added in cauliflower many times as well as sunflower seeds and dried cranberries. We just love it! I use the same dressing with a bag of broccoli slaw too for a quick side on a busy day."

savoie.luvgspointers User ID: 6225701 25463
Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"This recipe is the same as the one I use to make at a deli I worked for. To make it exactly the same add 1/4 Cup Red Onion, Chopped and use Apple Cider Vinegar instead of White Vinegar."

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