Bacon Broccoli Salad

Bacon Broccoli Salad: Tender broccoli tossed with smoky bacon and crunchy sunflower seeds.

Bacon Broccoli Salad
I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a veggie lover. For a long time, I was the proudly proclaimed vegetarian who didn’t eat vegetables!

However, this Broccoli Salad complete with bacon is guaranteed to turn even the pickiest eaters into broccoli converts!

Bacon Broccoli Salad makes a wonderful picnic side dish. Wherever I take it, everyone asks for the recipe. Today I’d like to share my Bacon Broccoli Salad recipe with you!

Bacon Broccoli Salad

Bacon Broccoli Salad
Broccoli Salad With Bacon: Tender broccoli tossed with smoky bacon and crunchy sunflower seeds.
  • 1 lb Broccoli,Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • ⅓ Cup Hot Water
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • ½ Red Onion Diced
  • 12 Slices Bacon, Cooked Crisply
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Sunflower Kernels
  1. In a medium bowl mix sugar and hot water until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Pour the water/sugar mixture over the broccoli.
  3. Cool slightly. Stir in mayonnaise and vinegar.
  4. Fold in cheese, onion, and bacon. Top with sunflower kernels.
  5. Chill for 2-3 hours before serving.

Bacon Broccoli Salad

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  1. I have to try this!

  2. I’m not the hugest broccoli fan, but if there is BACON involved, well…sign me up! Looks delicious 🙂
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  3. I was a vegetarian for a year in high school and didn’t like vegetables. Go figure… these days I love and eat ALL my veggies (and meat, too) so this bacon and broccoli salad sounds fantastic!
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