Summer Broccoli Salad

I love this salad. Great salad. I have been searching for the perfect summer recipe, and this is it, folks. It can be made the day before and chilled – which is very helpful.

It uses a full pound of bacon. The cook time is actually “chill time” in the refrigerator.

Even folks who don’t like broccoli like this recipe.

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Summer Broccoli Salad

Serves 8 – 10


1 bunch broccoli (tops only, broken into small pieces)
1⁄2 cup raisins
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 small onion, chopped (or less)
1 lb bacon, fried crisp and crumbled


1 cup mayonnaise
1⁄2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


Combine all the salad ingredients, tossing well to mix.

Mix the dressing ingredients together then toss with the salad mix.

Let stand at least 1 hour in the refrigerator (can be made the day before).


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Don’t be surprised if your family requests this salad over and over, as the added flavors and varied textures help transform what is typically a plain vegetable side dish into the star of the meal.

Recipe based on one by Trisha W
Photo by Dine Dish