Nutty and Sweet Broccoli Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I found this recipe in the cookbook Gardening and Cooking with Diane. If you are a vegetarian you could leave out the bacon or substitute with artificial bacon bits.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Break bacon into pieces and add just before serving.
  2. Toss together the broccoli, onion, sunflower seeds, raisins, nuts, celery and bacon.
  3. Mix dressing ingredients (mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar) well and pour over salad and serve.


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I also dislike it when people change recipes and then feel the nerve to rate it. BUT, I was looking for the perfect Broccoli Salad to meet our desires. So I had to combine this with a couple of others, one of them being #173727 from here. This recipe calls for "1 bunch broccoli florets", more specifically, I use 1 1/2 lbs. I use 1 cup of dried cranberries rather then the 1/2 cup of raisins. 1/2 to 1 cup sunflower seeds, sometimes baco bits rather then bacon (added at the end). 1/2 cup mayo rather then 1 cup. 1/4 cup plain yogurt. This is a much healthier version and way more tasty then the other that doesn't call for the bacon or onion. Thanks, and I hope you don't mind me tweaking

Ms. Mother Earth September 13, 2011

I made this for lunch today and I really like it! The celery was a nice touch. I used artificial bacon bits,and green onions. Thanks Kay! —

Sharon123 March 29, 2005

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