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Linda's Famous Broccoli Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 1166kcal
Author: Shinee
This quick and easy broccoli salad, loaded with flavors and texture, is a perfect side dish for family gatherings and celebrations! Not only is it a delicious crowd-pleaser, it's also great to make it in advance!
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  • 1 lb bacon
  • 1 head broccoli washed
  • ½ red onion
  • 2-3 cups seedless grapes washed
  • 1 cup craisins
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • Salt & pepper 
to taste


  • 1 cup mayo
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar


  • To cook the bacon, cut bacon into small pieces.
  • In a medium skillet, cook chopped bacon over medium high heat until nice and crispy, about 8 minutes. Remove bacon bits onto a plate, lined with a paper towel.
  • To prep the veggies, cut the broccoli into small bite-size pieces.
  • Mince red onion.
  • Cut the grapes in half.
  • In a large bowl, combine chopped broccoli, bacon, onion, grapes, craisins and sunflower seeds.
  • To make the dressing, whisk mayo, sugar and red wine vinegar until smooth.
  • Pour the dressing over the prepared salad ingredients and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • You can make this broccoli salad a day in advance. Refrigerate until ready to serve. The leftover salad is good, refrigerated, for 3-4 days. 


Note: When it comes to measurements for onion, grapes, craisins and sunflower seeds, you can just eyeball it, and use as much or as little as you wish!


Calories: 1166kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 110g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 28g | Monounsaturated Fat: 42g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 520mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 93mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg