The Best Broccoli Salad

This is one my favorite simple all seasons, for all of the following reasons:

It’s super, duper easy.
It’s fresh and healthy.
It’s colorful and pretty.
It makes everyone love broccoli – and last, but not least…
It makes me feel less guilty about the giant cheeseburger I’m eating with it.
A light, tangy dressing up the broccoli, and the craisins, red onion, and bacon crumbles add incredible flavor. On top of all of these wonderful things, it is ridiculously easy to throw together and can be made ahead. Are you sold? Okay then, let’s get to it!


The Best Broccoli Salad


  • 1 head broccoli {or about 5 broccoli crowns}, stemmed and florets cut into pieces
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Craisins
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 T white vinegar
  • 2 T honey
  • 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seed kernels
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste


In a large mixing bowl, combine broccoli, bacon, onion, and Craisins. In a separate small bowl combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Pour dressing mixture over broccoli mixture and gently stir to coat. Stir in sunflower seed kernels. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

The Best Broccoli Salad
The Best Broccoli Salad

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