Broccoli-Apple Salad with Bacon

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


10 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 256 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 325mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.