Broccoli Salad Recipe {Easy Side Dish}

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Broccoli Salad Recipe

With the warm weather here I am starting to break out all of my summer recipes! I love broccoli salad. Not only is it easy, there is just something about the salty sweet that makes this side dish a summer favorite.

Broccoli Salad

1 Head Broccoli, Chopped
1 lb. Bacon
3/4 Cup Raisins
3/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1 Cup Mayonnaise
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

In a larger frying pan, fry the bacon until crisp. Cut the bacon into small pieces- use kitchen shears to make this task easy. Cut broccoli florets into bite size pieces. In a large bowl combine broccoli, bacon, raisins and sunflower seeds.

In a small bowl combine mayonaise, sugar and vinegar. Mix until combined. Pour sauce over broccoli mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • If you don’t have raisins, try using sliced grapes.
  • Turkey bacon is a leaner option. Or consider cutting pack on the amount of bacon- maybe a 1/2 pound.

Make sure to check out the rest of my easy recipes!

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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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  1. I love broc salad, but I have never included raisins or sunflower seeds in my receipe. I am going to have to try that! Sounds good! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Michele says:

    LOVE this salad! My 3 and 5 year olds will even eat it. It’s a tried and true recipe in our household.


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