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Broccoli-Apple Salad with Bacon

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
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and cranberries. Toss apples with 1 tablespoon lemon juice; add to vegetable mixture and toss.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, syrup and remaining lemon juice. Stir into broccoli mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • 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.

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  • Valerie22163
    Nov 3, 2012

    I made this for a ladies lunch at church and it was a hit; I came home with an empty salad bowl. I made a few changes based on what I had in my kitchen: raisins instead of cranberries, extra broccoli instead of cauliflower, and honey instead of maple syrup. Also, I only did a little bit of bacon; I think a whole lb. would be overpowering (depending on tastes).

  • carol_ds
    Apr 29, 2012

    This was easy to make and a hit with the whole family. I will definitely make it again, and I didn't even make any adjustments to the recipe which is unusual for me.