The Perfect Broccoli Salad Recipe

The Perfect Broccoli Salad made with bacon, cranberries, and other simple add-ins. it is creamy, crunchy, sweet and that I quite believe you are gonna find it irresistible.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 376.7 kcal
Author Howard Land


Broccoli Salad :

  • 1 broccoli head, approx 5 cups of florets
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled

Broccoli Salad Dressing :

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt

Optional :

  • Crumbled blue cheese
  • Feta or Mascarpone Cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the bacon slices to a parchment-lined baking tray and cook for 15 minutes or until crispy. Remove the bacon from the oven and transfer to a paper towel to dry and cool.

  2. While the bacon is cooking, slice off all the broccoli florets and make sure they're in bite-sized pieces. Add them to a large mixing bowl along with the red onion, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and goat cheese.

  3. To make the dressing, add the mayonnaise and yogurt to a small bowl and stir together. Add the dressing to the mixing bowl and stir until everything is well combined.