These two bacon broccoli salad recipes are similar.
Both are no fuss and sure to be a hit at family picnics or potluck.
Use quality ingredients in your salad. Especially the bacon!
Bacon Broccoli Salad
Prep time: About 15 Min.
Cook time: About 10 Min.
Total time: 1 Hour 25 min
10 bacon strips
1 cup fresh broccoli florets
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
Place the bacon in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook the bacon turning frequently, until it’s evenly browned. Allow the bacon to cool and then crumble.
In a medium bowl, combine the bacon, broccoli, raisins and sunflower seeds and set aside.
Mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Cover and chill the salad for 1 hour. Stir the salad well before serving.
Red Bacon Broccoli Salad
This salad is a meal in itself. Two full pounds of bacon make it very filling. It’s similar to the one above with the addition of chopped celery and onions.
2 pounds maple flavored bacon
1 large head fresh broccoli, chopped
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup minced green onions
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 1/2 cups seedless grapes, halved
3/4 cup blanched slivered almonds
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1 cup Hellmann’s real mayonnaise
Place the bacon in a large skillet. Don’t crowd the bacon in the skillet. You may have to cook in batches. Cook the bacon turning frequently, over medium high heat until evenly browned. Allow the bacon to cool and then crumble.
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. Spread the slivered almonds on a cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once during toasting. Cool.
In a small bowl, mix together the Hellmann’s real mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, crumbled bacon, celery, green onions, red onions, grapes, and toasted almonds. Toss with the mayonnaise dressing and chill for several hours in the refrigerator.
This could become one of your favorite salads! It’s definitely my favorite of the versions of this recipe I’ve seen. The maple-flavored bacon is the crowning touch.