Lick-The-Bowl-Clean Bacon-Broccoli Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

First time I had this at a church potluck, another lady and I were nearly fighting over the last serving--it was SO good! So we took the empty bowl and went looking for the owner to BEG for the recipe. Here it is!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry the bacon; break into pieces; set aside.
  2. Trim broccoli stems, cut into 1/2 - 1-inch pieces; cut flower ends into small pieces, too; put into a large serving bowl.
  3. Slice green onions into the broccoli (large onion should be chopped).
  4. Add raisins and nuts to the broccoli and onions; tossing well.
  5. Add bacon now or wait until serving time if you don't like it to get soggy-ish.
  6. DRESSING: Mix dressing ingredients in a small bowl until sugar dissolves.
  7. Add dressing to the broccoli mixture; stir well to coat everything.
  8. If you didn't add the bacon earlier, add it now.
  9. Best served at room temperature.
  10. OPTIONS: Leave out the raisins or nuts or bacon--just don't leave them all out at the same time. Instead of 3 bunches of broccoli, add some cauliflower--very pretty, too!
Most Helpful

I had something very similar at a party that I enjoyed immensely. This is just what I remember, and is so good. I used Splenda instead of sugar, and used slightly less. Hubby, the broccoli-hater, enjoyed this as well.

Ginny Sue July 11, 2009

This salad was absolutely delicious! I used cauliflower florets too and omitted the raisins. It turned out wonderful. This is so easy to make too. Thanks for posting.

forthefunofit March 30, 2009

Quick and easy and very good. I scaled everything back for 1 1/2 lbs of mixed broccoli and cauliflower florets, leaving out the raisins and using the higher amount for the vinegar. If I leave out the raisins again next time, I'd double the cashews or add something else salty and crunchy. I think sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or pine nuts would all be good too. I was worried the dressing would be too sweet, so I cut back by about 2 teaspoons of sugar (equivalent to about 2 tablespoons less for the full recipe) and that worked well. Thanks for sharing.

littleturtle August 22, 2008