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Broccoli salad in a creamy dressing topped with sunflower seeds and bacon.

Broccoli Salad

This broccoli salad recipe is a blend of fresh broccoli florets, apples, bacon, red onion and sunflower seeds, all tossed in a creamy dressing. A classic salad that feeds a crowd and is perfect for potlucks and family gatherings.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 335kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the salad

  • 4 cups broccoli florets cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 apple diced
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

For the dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the broccoli, red onion, bacon, apple, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar and salt and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the broccoli and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Place the salad in a serving bowl. Top with parsley and serve.


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 42.2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.9mg