Bacon & Broccoli Salad Recipe

5 18 17
Bacon & Broccoli Salad Recipe
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Bacon & Broccoli Salad Recipe

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You'll want to serve this family-friendly side dish year-round. The broccoli gets a big-time flavor boost from bacon, toasted pecans, dried berries and a mayo dressing. —Cindi Read, Hendersonville, Tennessee
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 bunches broccoli, cut into florets (about 10 cups)
  • 1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Pour over broccoli mixture; toss to coat. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Bacon & Broccoli Salad in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p108

  • 3 bunches broccoli, cut into florets (about 10 cups)
  • 1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Pour over broccoli mixture; toss to coat. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Bacon & Broccoli Salad in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p108

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Shawn User ID: 8815323 273032
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2017

"Since there are only 2 of us, I cut this recipe down by about 2/3. The good news is, it worked out great. The bad news is, it was so good, we wanted more!! A keeper for sure"

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Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 272911
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2017

"Loved this recipe. I did make some changes using what I had on hand. I used dried cranberries and pecans. I cut back on the sugar and made the dressing using 1/3 cup mayo as the base. I also used White Balsamic Vinegar. Great eye and taste appeal.

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Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 272898
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2017

"Joining others in declaring this one a winner. I too made a few changes. Based on what I had on hand and down sized for just 2. I used dried cranberries and pecans and I also used White Balsamic Vinegar in place of the cider.

Dressing was prepared using a base of 1/3 cup of mayo, sugar reduction as well as Vinegar. I also used just 3 slices of bacon. This is a spot on recipe that can be custom fitted to your order. Crunchy and very tasty. Just the right amount of creamy sweetness and tang. I added some freshly ground pepper to the dressing as well.
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NanaNeicy User ID: 7093816 272848
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2017

"Absolutely loved this! I made it for a family reunion, and it was a smash! Mixed it up the night before, and the flavors melded beautifully. I did change a couple of things - ingredient substitutions because that's what I had on hand:

Not a huge fan of dried cherries, so I substituted Cherry Juice Infused Dried Cranberries instead, along with Orange Flavored Dried Cranberries and the dried blueberries. Used a sweet onion instead of the red onion, actually liked the flavor better. No apple cider vinegar on hand, I wanted to use a flavored vinegar instead of plain white, so tried instead Cranberry Pear White Balsamic Vinaigrette. Oh. My. YUMMM!!!! Yes, I will definitely make this again! AND my hubby loved it! (He who doesn't like Balsamic Vinegar)"

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 272713
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2017

"I made this delicious salad for a pot luck and came home with almost an empty bowl. I used Splenda and added some dried cranberries to the mix. This salad is a winner. I highly recommend it.

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annrms User ID: 2649709 272564
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2017

"Keeper, keeper!!! I made a third of the recipe. Used a mix of dried cherries, blueberries, & cranberries from Aldi. I used less sugar because we like food less sweet. Will definitely make this again...and again!!! Here are my measurements for 1/3rd of the recipe. I made one-third of the recipe(give or take)...1 pound broccoli, 5 slices bacon, 1/3 cup toasted, chopped pecans, 2/3 cup Aldi's mixed dried fruit (as suggested), and chopped red onion dressed with 1/3 cup mayo, 2t. sugar (just sweet enough for us), and 4 t. cider vinegar."

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amehart User ID: 1464390 272671
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2017

"Wow! LOVE this salad! The dried cherries, blueberries and pecans are different than I normally use in this salad and they are wonderful! It was hit at our Labor Day get together and everyone asked for the recipe. Definitely a keeper!"

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bicktasw User ID: 4201818 272541
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2017

"What a wonderful sweet, salty and sour salad! I used the dried cherries but substituted raisins for the dried blueberries. The toasted pecans added just the right "toasted" taste to this delicious salad and the bacon ... well, what can I say about bacon??? I will definitely be making this again! 5 stars for sure!!!"

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dublinlab User ID: 1682119 272287
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2017

"Delicious. I will make this again. I 1/2'd the sugar and used dried cranberries. I made about 4 hrs. Ahead and added the bacon and nuts before serving. I also added some toasted sunflower seeds. Janet. VFE"

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 272232
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2017

"Delicious, healthy and easy to prepare. A winner all the way! I did use dried cranberries instead of the dried cherries but I am sure it is just as delicious with the cherries. Definitely a keeper!"

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