Broccoli Salad With Bacon

So simple and easy to make, this crunchy and flavorful broccoli salad is the perfect low-carb side dish at any time of the year!https://myfamilythyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/broccoli-salad-pin-2.jpg

It’s time for the September Pinterest Challenge! If you aren’t familiar with the Pinterest Challenge, it’s a monthly blog challenge to motivate us all to not just pin, but to make it happen. This month I am sharing this broccoli salad from Holly at Spend With Pennies!

Here is the Pin inspiration –>> Broccoli Salad. This low-carb salad is so simple to put together and is perfect for any time of year!

My daughter, Elisabeth, and I are big salad eaters. Along with this Red, White, and Blue Summer Salad and Spinach and Mandarin Orange Salad, this broccoli salad has become one of our favorites. We’ve enjoyed it throughout the summer and will continue to throughout the fall. I thought you might enjoy it too!


To make this broccoli and bacon salad, you need just a few ingredients:

  • About 6-8 cups of chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1/3 cup of diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon (I made 6 strips of bacon for thusing this trick for the easiest way to cook bacon!)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of white granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. First make the creamy dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar.  Add salt and pepper to taste and then set aside.
  2. Next combine the broccoli, red onion, sunflower seeds, and bacon.
  3. Then pour the dressing over the salad and toss.
  4. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving to help the flavors combine.  Enjoy!


What I love best about this salad is that you can change it up depending on what you like and what you might have on hand. Perhaps add some cauliflower or goat cheese?  Maybe you might enjoy almonds instead of sunflower seeds?  Don’t be afraid to change it up and try something a little different!


Head over and visit Holly at Spend With Pennies and give this broccoli salad a try!  You will be glad that you did! This recipe is a keeper!



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  1. This looks so good. We always have broccoli and bacon. I can’t wait to try it.

  2. Did you forget to list the cranberries anywhere in the recipe? I guess maybe they are optional.

  3. Lynne, the hubs loves anything with broccoli and bacon so I have to try this. He also love raisins so I might have to substitute the cranberries for them. Anyway, I’ve pinned it for making!

  4. This salad looks tasty! Bacon makes everything better, right?

  5. This is one of my favorites! I love making up a big bowl and having it on hand for lunches

  6. I love broccoli salad but I haven’t made it in a while. Pinning to give yours a try – looks delicious!

  7. My kids love broccoli, so this is something I would love to try. Not to mention it has bacon 🙂 Pinned!

  8. A nearby deli serves something similar and it’s one of our favorite sides. I’ve never attempted to make it though. With your straightforward recipe, I am now excited to try! pinning for later -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  9. Mother of 3 says:

    Oh I just love broccoli salad! I can’t eat onions though so I typically substitute them with shredded carrot or a bit of diced cheese… one time we even added red grapes. I find that just about anything goes well in a good broccoli salad. Pinned.

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