This broccoli salad recipe combines all of the flavors you love, crunchy, sweet, and salty into one amazing salad! The creamy dressing is unbelievably delicious. It will become an instant favorite that is requested over and over again!

If you're loking for a quick, flavor packed side dish, this broccoli salad recipe is it! It's crunchy, sweet and salty all combined in one delicious salad.

Everyone always asks for the recipe for this broccoli salad when I serve this!  There is just something about the tangy and sweet dressing with the crunchy fresh broccoli that everyone absolutely loves. Plus, the combination of raisins and sunflower seeds add a delicious twist.  I have even had a few people that normally don’t eat broccoli say they love this salad!

I could eat this salad all by itself but it’s equally yummy paired with balsamic grilled chicken. Yum!

I have these wooden serving salad spoons that I always use when I serve this dish. They work great and are pretty too! I also spotted a few bowls that would be fun to serve this salad in.

If you're loking for a quick, flavor packed side dish, this broccoli salad recipe is it! It's crunchy, sweet and salty all combined in one delicious salad.

Give this a try and you will know why it’s called The Best Broccoli Salad Recipe! When it comes to summer salad recipes, this is definitely one of my favorites! I probably say that with just about every one of them, if I was being honest, but seriously we love this one so much! There is just something about the broccoli, salad dressing combination that makes me keep coming back for more.

When you look over the recipe ingredients you might think that the combination sounds odd between the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar with carrots, broccoli and bacon. Trust me when I tell you that these flavors all combine together in the most epically delicious way possible. While the recipe does call for sugar, it is only 1 tablespoon. If you’re looking for a low-carb/keto broccoli salad use xylitol or stevia instead.

If you're loking for a quick, flavor packed side dish, this broccoli salad recipe is it! It's crunchy, sweet and salty all combined in one delicious salad.

Ingredients for Creamy Broccoli Salad:

  • 4 cups cut broccoli florets; cut into smaller, bite-size pieces (approximately 2 medium-sized heads of broccoli)
  • ½ cup matchstick carrots
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (red wine vinegar works, too!)
  • ¼ cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup bacon pieces (about 4 strips)
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

How to make broccoli salad:

  • While you’re chopping up your broccoli florets, bring a  large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Toss the florets into the boiling water and blanch for about 3 minutes, or until they’re slightly softened and bright green. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  • Add broccoli, onion and carrots to a mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar and mix well. Combine broccoli mixture with salad dressing and mix well.
  • Stir in raisins, bacon and sunflower seeds. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Oh goodness, you are going to love this cold broccoli salad. It’s so creamy and delicious!

If you're loking for a quick, flavor packed side dish, this broccoli salad recipe is it! It's crunchy, sweet and salty all combined in one delicious salad.

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Creamy Broccoli Salad Recipe

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You can find the best broccoli salad recipe here. It’s crunchy, sweet and salty all combined in one delicious salad. Everyone loves this creamy dish.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Servings 6 -8
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 221
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cut broccoli (cut into smaller, bite size pieces)
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup bacon pieces (about 4 strips)
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

Instructions

  • While you're chopping up your broccoli florets, bring a  large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Toss the florets into the boiling water and blanch for about 3 minutes, or until they're slightly softened and bright green. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  • Add broccoli, carrots and onion to a mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar and mix well. Add to the broccoli mixture and mix well.
  • Stir in raisins, bacon and sunflower seeds. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Recipe Notes

This is a great dish to bring for a get together. It’s hard to resist all the crunch and deliciousness this salad provides!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 221kcal, Carbohydrates 13g, Protein 4g, Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 12mg, Sodium 230mg, Potassium 321mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 1860IU, Vitamin C 55.2mg, Calcium 36mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. This salad looks so yummy & I really want 2 try it but my daughter is allergic 2 vinegar-do u have any suggestions on substitutions 4 the vinegar that’s in the dressing??