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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. Say hello to your new favorite salad!

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!

You know else is awesome about this salad? Not only is it perfect for Easter it’s perfect for parties. What party you might ask? Wellllllll how about a surprise wedding shower for my friend Stephie over at Stephie Cooks! The theme of her wedding is “rustic elegance” and while I agree my salad is not the most elegant looking salad in the words it’s damn tasty!

Plus bacon. Who doesn’t love bacon?

{If you don’t know Stephie you need to hope on over to her blog and check her out! She is hilarious and whips up some damn tasty food. Plus she likes to tweet with me when I live tweet the Bachelor/ette.

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!

Looking for more delicious salads? Try my farro carrot pomegranate salad, corn blueberry salad or my strawberry goat cheese quinoa salad.

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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. Say hello to your new favorite salad!

Yield: 6 side dish servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

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

Directions:

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.

Note: As you can see from the pictures my salad is not super coated in dressing. If you like a more dressing coated salad you can just up your mayonnaise to 1 cup.

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Ioana

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

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

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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.

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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

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