Bacon Broccoli Salad! – Great for Family BBQ’s!


Bacon Brocolli Salad!

I will never forget the first Christmas party I spent with my husbands family. I was nervous because I had never met any of them but at the same time I was filled with excitement to get to know more about his family and who helped make him into the person I was growing to love.

While at this Christmas party I seen a salad unlike anything I had ever seen before. A salad that had a main ingredient of Broccoli…but also contained some of my favorite ingredients like red onions, sun flower seends and bacon!

I could not wait to give this salad a try…and I must say it was one of the best salads I had ever had in my entire life!!

That night I immediately asked for the recipe and I can say that since then I have made this salad TONS of times! I still can’t get enough!


Bacon Broccoli Salad



2 heads fresh broccoli
1 cup raisins
3/4 c diced red onion
4 tbs white sugar
6 tbs white vinegar
2 cup mayo
1 1/2 c sunflower seeds
1 package bacon cooked and crumbled


1. Cook bacon by following package directions.

2. Dice broccoli and blanch in pot of boiling water for 2 minutes.

3. Remove broccoli from pot, drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.

4. In medium mixing bowl add sugar, vinegar, and mayo. Stir together to make dressing.

5. Slice onion.

6. Add broccoli to bowl with sunflower seeds, crumbled bacon, raisins, mayo dressing and onions. Mix well.

7. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


I love this Bacon Broccoli Salad! I can’t wait for the next BBQ cookout so that I can have this amazing Bacon Broccoli Salad! Yum!


What is your favorite BBQ/Potluck side dish?





  1. Robin Wilson says:

    I am still full from dinner, but if someone sat a plate of that salad in front of me I would eat every single bite of it! I love every ingredient in it and I can PROMISE you that I will be printing it right after I post this. I will be making it as soon as I get to the store! Thank you for sharing…so yummy!

  2. Two of my faves broccoli and bacon, I can’t wait to try it.

  3. I just love this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing it on my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! 🙂

  4. I’m so glad your recipe calls for cooked broccoli, even if it is for only a couple of minutes! I can;t have it any other way and this salad is just too good to pass!
    Thank you for sharing. I came to visit your recipe from the Oh My Creative’s party
    Have a wonderful week,

  5. Oh…this is the go to salad at Sweetwater….My recipe is exactly like yours and everyone loves it here! Sometimes at the end of the meal there is lots of the good dressing left so I just add a little more broccoli and we have more salad for the next day.
    Thanks for the post!

  6. Hi Krista,
    The Bacon is a great addition to this recipe, it looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great summer weekend and come back to see me real soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. This looks delicious. Love the combo of flavors.
    Would love to have you link up to my Tasty Thursdays party.

  8. Your salad sounds so good! I love different broccoli salads, and the addition of bacon in yours sounds really good!

  9. April Conn says:

    Omg this looks so delicious!!! Thanks for the great recipe!

  10. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    I had a salad similar to this years ago at a work related party. It was the first and last time I had this. I have not seen it since. I loved the salad and could not find a recipe anywhere.. thank yoi for the post. I am making sure I copy it now.

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