Broccoli and Bacon Salad

This recipe for a healthy broccoli salad was given to me by my friend Aksana. Florets of broccoli are mixed with crumbled bacon, chopped onion, raisins and then tossed in mayonnaise and balsamic vinaigrette. Even confirmed broccoli haters have changed their minds after tasting this salad.
Broccoli and Bacon Salad


  • 1 1/2 pound broccoli
  • 1/2 onion (red, finely chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette (you can use 3/4 part olive oil and 1/4 part balsamic vinegar with a dash of black pepper instead)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
10 minutes
Total time:
25 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes


1. Wash broccoli and cut into florets. You can use fresh broccoli florets for this recipe or drop them into boiling water for about a minute and let cool.
Broccoli and Bacon Salad photo instruction 1
2. In a large skillet, place bacon strips and fry them until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
Broccoli and Bacon Salad photo instruction 2
3. In a bowl, combine the broccoli, crumbled bacon, chopped onion and raisins. Add balsamic vinaigrette, mayonnaise, maple syrup, salt and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
Broccoli and Bacon Salad photo instruction 3

Products I recommend for this recipe

Golden Raisins

Golden Raisins
Avocado Mayo

Avocado Mayo
Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette


Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

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Soooo good!!!

bigmama January 2, 2014 12:32 PM
I made this salad for our New Year party, got lots of compliments. The proportions are perfect. Thanks Alena.

Love this salad!

nikki October 25, 2013 11:03 PM
I usually blanch the broccoli for this salad (1 min in boiling water then put directly to ice water). Sometimes I use dried cranberries instead of raisins. Always get nice and refreshing taste.

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