Quick Bacon Broccoli Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I've made this many times as a hurry-up side dish. When trying to figure out which region this recipe represented, I finally closed my eyes & picked one. Italian? Well, the word broccoli does come from the Italian "brocco" meaning arm branch so it kind of fits. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in microwave until crisp. (I've used pre-cooked & packaged bacon in a pinch).
  2. Cook broccoli in microwave until crisp tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain.
  3. In a large bowl, toss drained broccoli, carrot & onion.
  4. In a glass bowl or measuring cup, combine vinegar, sugar & oil. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes then pour over vegetable mixture. Toss to coat.
  5. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  6. Serve arm or chilled (I prefer warm.).
  7. Crumble bacon over top when ready to serve.


Most Helpful

DH said that he would try this if I didn't put in the onion. Since the man does not, as a rule, eat salads I agreed. He actually like it! That alone is worth 5 stars. I used some cauliflower in this as I had it and thought that it would be nice, it was. It could have been a bit less sweet for me but DH thought it was perfect. It was really very good and very easy to make. Thanks for a great salad Susie. Made for 1-2-3 Tag.

Annacia January 20, 2008

This is a very nice broccoli salad. Very easy to make and it taste great. Thanks

~Nimz~ May 17, 2007

Used lower-sodium bacon. I love that this is an all-microwave dish. Makes it very convenient. I had it both warm and (the leftovers) cold--tasted great both ways. It may even have been a bit better the second day.

echo echo October 18, 2006

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