Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an easy, & fun salad to make. Also an easy one for kids to make or help with. This looks great on the table--everyone loves it. Prep time depends on if you cook bacon or use jar. I used the prep time for making this with the jar. Also, the cook time is really the chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups broccoli florets (fresh)
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled (I usually use 1 jar of real bacon pieces to save time.)
  • 12 cup sweet red peppers or 12 cup yellow pepper
  • 1 cup slivered almonds or 1 cup sliced almonds (optional) or 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • Sauce

  • 1 cup mayonnaise or 1 cup salad dressing
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (I usually use red wine vinegar)


  1. Mix all top ingredients together in serving bowl.
  2. In a small bowl mix sauce ingredients together until sugar is mostly dissolved.
  3. Pour sauce over veggie mixture and toss until completely covered.
  4. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

This broccoli salad was soooo delicious!!!! I just didnt add pepper or bacon, but used dried crannberries, and it got all eaten up. Thank you!! :)

1pumpkin085 February 02, 2009

Just the right amount of sweet in this salad! I was worried about adding the sugar to the salad because of a bad experience with potato salad I made recently that was way too sweet, but this was great! I added 1/2 of a sweet vadalia onion for added flavor and we were very pleased with the results. Delicious! Thanks for sharing. Mike

Mike&Cassie August 21, 2008

This is a very pretty and tasty salad. I used the jar bacon bits, and Splenda in the dressing. I am taking this to a potluck tonight. Whenever I make it, it is very popular!! Thanks, Nicole, for posting this keeper recipe!

cookin mimi January 27, 2007

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