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Broccoli Salad

This Broccoli Salad is a classic summer potluck side! Fresh broccoli, chewy raisins, crunchy pecans, crispy bacon, and more tossed in a creamy and tangy homemade dressing.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, fresh, summer
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth



  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise I used an olive oil based mayo
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste (I used 1/2 teaspoon each)
  • 1 (12 oz) package bacon cooked until crispy, then crumbled
  • 2 pounds broccoli chopped into small bite sized pieces (about 2-3 heads)*
  • 1/2 small red onion finely diced
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup shelled sunflowers seeds
  • 1/2 cup pecans roughly chopped


  • In a large bowl, whisk together mayo, sugar, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Add in cooked bacon, broccoli, red onion, raisins, sunflower seeds, and pecans.
  • Stir until well combined.
  • Cover and chill at least an hour until ready to serve.
  • Taste and re-season, if necessary, then serve and enjoy!


*I like to remove most of the broccoli stems and chop the florets into pretty small bite sized pieces for the best texture.
Nutritional information is calculated using light mayo. 


Serving: 1person | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 498IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg