Red Broccoli Salad Recipe -
Red Broccoli Salad Recipe
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Red Broccoli Salad
Fresh broccoli with lots of bacon, grapes, almonds, and a sweet, tangy dressing. See more
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Red Broccoli Salad

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"This a hearty meat and vegetable salad: two pounds of maple flavored bacon make it very filling. It's a meal in itself!"

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Original recipe makes 10 to 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr 50 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet. Cook, turning frequently, over medium high heat until evenly browned. Cool, and then crumble.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Spread slivered almonds on a cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once during toasting. Cool.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, crumbled bacon, celery, green onions, red onions, grapes, and toasted almonds. Toss with mayonnaise dressing. Chill for several hours in the refrigerator.
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May 24, 2006

This was delicious when fresh. Very flavorful. Good as leftovers the second day, however bacon tends to get a little soggy. Second time I made used roasted pine nuts, and sprinkled the bacon and nuts on each serving so bacon was not soggy as a leftover. The pine nuts were an excellent substitute for the almonds.

Aug 18, 2003

I used 4 tablespoons of Bac-o s instead of the actual bacon because I am a vegetarian, but it's also healthier and makes the prep time shorter. But if going to use baco s instead of real bacon, only add it right before serving because otherwise they get mushy, and don't taste good. I also used light mayonnaise and added some raisins. It came out great.

Dec 30, 2005

This recipe was recommended to me by a co-worker who makes it every year for Christmas. I also made it for Christmas dinner. Wow! It is awesome. I got many compliments. I do agree with others who state that it is time consuming but it is well worth it. I used 2 1/2 heads of broccoli and doubled everything but the sugar, bacon and nuts to lower the calories. There is no need to use so much sugar as the grapes give the salad the sweetness needed. This recipe will definitely join my favourites.

Sep 24, 2002

This is a fantastic salad. Definitely main dish material! The maple flavored bacon is a nice touch. The red grapes and almonds add a nice flavor, too. I think best if allowed to chill for 3-4 hours before serving. Gets kind of mushy if not used up within 48 hours, I think.

Sep 19, 2005

This is a great broccoli salad. I made it for poker night and the guys loved it. I only used one pound of bacon though and put them in right before serving to keep them from getting soggy.

Aug 20, 2005

simply AMAZING. i used turkey bacon instead, not as much sugar and light mayo. i will definitely make this dish often.

Feb 06, 2003

I have been making this recipe for over almost a year and EVERYONE loves it. Everyone time I make it someone asks for the recipe. I usually use 2 heads of broccoli.

Nov 05, 2002

This was a very tasty salad that, as suggested, turned into a meal in itself!! I ate it for supper last night, breakfast and lunch today - yummy! There is just the right blend of crunchy with tangy and the tastes were very complementary. I used maple bacon and green grapes and it was delicious. My husband generally isn't a big broccoli fan and really, really like this one too. It's a keeper.


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  • Calories
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 31.2 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 760 mg
  • 30%

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

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