What makes this bacon and broccoli salad a great option for lunch is that aside from very easy to prepare, you can be creative in making it.
This Southern-style broccoli salad with bacon, Cheddar and crunchy almonds is ideal for a picnic or BBQ.
Just a few ingredients needed to make this perfect salad and there’s heaps of variations. Broccoli salad recipe with bacon. As this salad is loaded with flavour and texture, it makes it the perfect make-ahead side for a summer BBQ. This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something we may earn a commission. Thanks. "These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."
Just chill it first before serving for the ultimate eating experience.
You’ll want to take this with broccoli, bacon and cheese to all your summer gatherings.
This is a recipe that can be made year round.
Any leftovers will keep for up to 3 days. To make it a meal, add slices of grilled chicken.
Preparing your broccoli
For this salad, we like to use our oven to cook the bacon. Baking bacon is hands-off and results in crisp bacon slices, perfect for this salad.
Bake bacon slices in a 200℃/400℉ oven until crisp, 12 to 18 minutes.
Preparing your onion
This tones the raw onion flavour a little.
Broccoli salad with bacon Serving Suggestions
Broccoli Salad Recipe With Bacon Variations
Broccoli salad with bacon and cranberries
For a slightly flavour variation, substitute the almonds with dried cranberries.
Broccoli and Cauliflower salad with bacon
For a different flavour and texture, halve the broccoli and replace with cauliflower.
Cauliflower salad with bacon
Substitute the broccoli with cauliflower florets.
Try a different salad dressing
If you fancy spicing up your dressing, try it Jamie Oliver style!
Start by peeling some ginger and grating it into a bowl, then stir in some sesame oil, along with olive oil, soy sauce, and lime juice.
Then add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar before whisking the dressing together. Easy!
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 411Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 46mgSodium 865mgCarbohydrates 17gFibre 6gSugar 5gProtein 17g
Broccoli salad recipe with bacon.
As this salad is loaded with flavour and texture, it makes it the perfect make-ahead side for a summer BBQ.
"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."