Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad

A classic Broccoli Bacon Salad recipe that has raisins and sunflower seeds with a sweet and tangy dressing. Makes a great side dish for any holiday or barbecue.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword best broccoli salad recipe, broccoli bacon recipe, broccoli salad with raisins and bacon
Prep Time 15 minutes
cooking bacon 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Susie


  • 1 1/2 - 2 heads broccoli about 4-5 cups
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 8-10 slices bacon cooked and crumbled


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar


  • Cook the bacon. After it is cooled crumble or chop into a small dice.
  • Wash and chop the broccoli into bite size florets.
  • In a mixing bowl add the mayo, sugar, and vinegar. Whisk or stir together until completely smooth.
  • In a separate large bowl combine the broccoli, raisins, sunflower seeds, onion, bacon and the mayo mixture.
  • Stir to combine ingredients and coat completely with the mayo dressing.



TO MAKE AHEAD: Make up to 2 days ahead. Cook the bacon, crumble, and set aside. Prepare the dressing and keep separate in the refrigerator. In your serving bowl add the broccoli, sunflower seeds, onions and raisins- cover and refrigerate. About 30 minutes before serve time add the bacon and the dressing to the broccoli mixture and stir to combine.