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Alyson's Broccoli Salad Recipe
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Alyson's Broccoli Salad
This tasty salad is perfect for potlucks and buffets. See more
  • READY IN 30 mins

Alyson's Broccoli Salad

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"A broccoli lovers delight with a sweet-sour taste!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Crumble and set aside.
  2. In a salad bowl, toss together broccoli, raisins and red onions. In a separate bowl, whisk together the white sugar, vinegar and mayonnaise. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Before serving, sprinkle with sunflower seeds and crumbled bacon. Toss and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 11, 2003

This is good. I have taken this recipe to many functions. Everyone loves it! For variety, I eliminate the raisins and sunflower seeds and use red seedless grapes, halved and toasted almond slivers. Yummy!I get lots of requests for the recipe even from my husbands fishing buddies!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 17, 2010

I know I'm in the minority here, but I just thought this was so, so. It is quick and easy to prepare, and I followed a lot of reviewers advice to make a day ahead so the flavors meld. When I ate it though, there was nothing about this salad that made me want to make it again.

Nov 10, 2003

This has been one of my favorite salads for a couple of years. I'm not a raisin fan, but in this salad, with the blend of the onion, the bacon, and the sweet-sour dressing, the taste is wonderful. The only thing I do differently is use pine nuts. I prefer the flavor of pine nuts, and they are larger and don't seem to stick to the bowl as much as the sunflower seeds do. I have even used sliced almonds as well.

Nov 15, 2003

I have made this salad for years.....without the raisins and sesame seeds. It is always a hit! Another suggestion, if you are trying to cut out sugar, make it with "Splenda" sweetner---tastes the same without the extra carbs/sugar!!!!

Sep 19, 2007

YUM!!! I had been looking for a recipe like the Deli Broccoli salad I enjoy. THIS IS IT, YAY! My husband said he could have used lighter on the red onions, but I LOVED IT JUST THE WAY IT WAS. I can see how you can change this to your own taste. THIS IS A GREAT RECIPE to start with. LIKE IT as is and LIKE it if you change per your favorite taste! GREAT RECIPE, DO TRY!

Aug 11, 2005

Every time I make this I print out a few copies because everyone that tries it asks for the recipe. That way I can just hand it over. I am always asked to make this for potluck bbqs. I leave out the bacon for less fat and use red wine vinegar. Love it

Feb 26, 2003

I usually just buy this from a grocery store but thought I'd try your recipe for the holiday weekend. I adjusted some of the amounts a bit and it came out great. I used 5 cups of bite size broccoli, 3 Tbl sugar, only 1 TBL vinegar and only 1/2 c. sunflower seeds. I also tried the already cooked bacon and heated it up to get a bit more crisp,worked out good. Thanks for the recipe, it's a keeper!

Nov 10, 2003

My husband and I made this for our Christmas Eve banquet style dinner and it was a huge hit! Everyone loved it. Because we had so much food leftover, we ate it again 2 days later and it was even better, sitting for 2 days. Will definetly make it again.


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  • Calories
  • 559 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 48.1 g
  • 74%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 584 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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