Best Broccoli Salad Recipe


1 cup mayonnaise

1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 1/3 lbs broccoli florets finely chopped into bite-size pieces

8 slices crispy cooked bacon chopped

1/3 cup chopped red onion

1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries

1/3 cup sliced almonds



Whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, cider vinegar, and pepper in a small bowl.

In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, bacon, onions, cranberries, and almonds. Drizzle the dressing over the top and toss to coat. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours before serving. Toss again right before serving.



Substitute sunflower seeds, pine nuts, or chopped pecans for the sliced almonds.

Add 2/3 cup shredded or very small cubed sharp cheddar cheese

If you like things really sweet, add another tablespoon of sugar to the dressing.

Substitute raisins for the sweetened dried cranberries.

Skip the mayonnaise dressing and make a Honey Mustard Vinaigrette.

Add 1 cup of seedless grapes sliced in half, or use them in place of the dried cranberries.

For extra flavor, add 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, or go really bold and add 1/3 cup bleu cheese crumbles.

Reduce the amount the broccoli by half and substitute finely chopped cauliflower.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg

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