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bacon broccoli salad

Bacon Broccoli Salad

Bacon Broccoli Salad is full of fresh ingredients like broccoli florets and crunchy apple and packed with crispy bacon and sunflower seeds. A light and tangy dressing pulls it all together.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon Broccoli Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Refrigeration 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 1/2 cup servings
Calories 255kcal
Author Cathy


  • 1 large head broccoli (8 ounces/226 g), cut into florets and roughly chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 8 oz (226 g) bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 oz (113 g) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup (50 g) raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup (250 ml) mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsps (30 ml) avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp finely ground sea salt or 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  • Add the chopped broccoli, diced red onion, diced apple, bacon crumbles, shredded cheddar cheese, and sunflower seeds to a large bowl and toss to combine.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, avocado oil, sugar, ground mustard, sea salt, and black pepper until well-combined.
  • Pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture and stir well to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  • Gently stir the salad before serving.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.4g | Cholesterol: 23.7mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 2.7g | Vitamin A: 7.7IU | Vitamin C: 29.2mg | Calcium: 11.8mg | Iron: 3.1mg