Best Broccoli Salad

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Trisha W

I made this salad for an end of school year pot luck. The following year I was asked if I would bring it again. People remember this salad from year to year. It can be made the day before and chilled - which is very helpful. It uses a full pound of bacon. The cook time is actually "chill time" in the refrigerator.

Top Review by CalGal

This is one great salad. I've been making this for so long that I don't even remember where I got the original recipe. I think it called for sliced red grapes. What's so great about this salad is that you can use any nuts you've got on hand, or use raisins, dried cranberries or whatever. It'll still be delicious. I use Splenda instead of sugar. It really has to sit for at least an hour for the flavors to marry. Longer is better. I don't stir the bacon in until just before serving so it retains its crispness. This is an excellent side dish for literally everything. Especially good with BBQ and anything from the grill...even hamburgers. Fantastic alternative to potato salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all the salad ingredients, tossing well to mix.
  2. Mix the dressing ingredients together then toss with the salad mix.
  3. Let stand at least 1 hour in the refrigerator (can be made the day before).

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