Best Ever Broccoli Salad Recipe

This recipe updated on March 16, 2021

Best Ever Broccoli Salad Recipe – Pro tip: This is how you get broccoli haters to eat the green stuff. Thank you, bacon! Lightly coated in a apple-cider vinegar dressing, and tossed with almonds, carrots, red onions, and bacon, this salad is loaded with flavor and texture. It’s the perfect make-ahead side for a summer BBQ. And leftovers (though we’ll doubt you’ll have any!) will keep for up to 3 days. To make it a meal, add slices of grilled chicken. And for more cookout side inspiration, check out our other easy summer salads.

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Best Ever Broccoli Salad Recipe

Best Ever Broccoli Salad Recipe – Pro tip: This is how you get broccoli haters to eat the green stuff. Thank you, bacon! Lightly coated in a apple-cider vinegar dressing, and tossed with almonds, carrots, red onions, and bacon, this salad is loaded with flavor and texture. It’s the perfect make-ahead side for a summer BBQ. And leftovers (though we’ll doubt you’ll have any!) will keep for up to 3 days. To make it a meal, add slices of grilled chicken. And for more cookout side inspiration, check out our other easy summer salads.

  • Author: Arleena Young
  • Prep Time: 10 Mins
  • Total Time: 10 Mins
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
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Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD
Kosher salt
3 heads broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
2 carrots, shredded
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. sliced almonds
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

FOR THE DRESSING
1/2 c. mayonnaise
3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, bring 4 cups of salted water to a boil. While waiting for the water to boil, prepare a large bowl with ice water.
  2. Add broccoli florets to the boiling water and cook until tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in the prepared bowl of ice water. When cool, drain florets in a colander.
  3. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, carrots, red onion, cranberries, almonds and bacon.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and stir to combine.

Keywords: Salad Recipes, Broccoli Salad Recipe

Recipe by: Lena Abraham

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