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Broccoli Bacon Salad

This broccoli bacon salad is creamy, crunchy, and packed full of flavor. A delicious mixture of broccoli, bacon, red onion, mozzarella cheese, and creamy homemade dressing.

This tangy broccoli bacon salad is creamy, crunchy and packed full of flavor. A delicious mixture of broccoli, bacon, red onion, mozzarella cheese and creamy homemade dressing. Say hello to your new favorite salad!

The other day I was emailing with a friend and I told her I had a craving for broccoli salad.

She replied I was weird since she only craves potato chips and chocolate.

Yeah, I will agree that craving a broccoli salad is a little weird but really this salad is so kick-ass you will be craving it too.

I like to think it’s healthy since it’s made mostly of broccoli but if I’m being honest it’s probably more like borderline healthy.

It’s got a healthy dose of crispy bacon mixed in and a delicious tangy creamy dressing made out of mayonnaise.

If you’re one of those mayo haters it’s ok this is barely mayo-tasting.

Heck, who am I kidding?

You could still hate this salad BUT I have a feeling Greek yogurt might be a delicious substitute.

This super simple (ready in no time!) broccoli bacon salad is creamy, crunchy and packed full of flavor. A delicious mixture of broccoli, bacon, red onion, mozzarella cheese and creamy homemade dressing. Say hello to your new favorite salad!

Do you know what else is awesome about this salad?

Not only is it perfect for Easter it’s perfect for parties!

This super simple broccoli bacon salad is creamy, crunchy and packed full of flavor. A delicious mixture of broccoli, bacon, red onion, mozzarella cheese and creamy homemade dressing. Say hello to your new favorite salad!

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Broccoli Bacon Salad

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This broccoli bacon salad is creamy, crunchy, and packed full of flavor. A delicious mixture of broccoli, bacon, red onion, mozzarella cheese, and creamy homemade dressing. Say hello to your new favorite salad!
4.34 from 3 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups raw small broccoli florets
  • 1 small red onion small dice
  • 6 thick slices of cooked crispy bacon crumbled
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl add broccoli, red onion, crumbled bacon, and shredded mozzarella.
  • In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, dark brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and a few cracks of black pepper.
  • Pour dressing over broccoli and stir to combine.
  • Let the salad rest for at least 30 minutes before serving. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 267mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cider vinegar dressing, broccoli salad, creamy broccoli salad, salad with broccoli
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Brandy

About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

Recipe Rating




Ioana

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

Yummm. I love eating raw broccoli. I'll use my favourite avocado oil mayo. Love your photos

Darija

Thursday 16th of April 2015

I love broccoli and I eat because it's healthy benefits, so everybody must try this salad. I must try this broccoli bacon salad, look very delicious.

laurasmess

Monday 6th of April 2015

Haha... I've read some of your and Stephie's Bachelor/ette tweets, so funny! I've never watched the show myself so I have no idea what you're on about but... well, you almost make me want to ;) This is a gorgeous post. Such a blessing to be a part of this virtual shower for Stephie! SO nice to meet you (in a virtual setting, but anyway!). P.S I LOVE BROCCOLI xx

Nikki @ Nik Snacks

Thursday 2nd of April 2015

Such a great-looking salad! OF COURSE anything with bacon makes everything better!

Coleen @ The Redhead Baker

Wednesday 1st of April 2015

Now this is calling my name! Broccoli is my favorite vegetable!

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