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Bowl of broccoli salad.

Classic Broccoli Salad

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This broccoli salad is loaded with raisins, sunflower seeds and bacon and topped with a creamy Greek yogurt dressing.


  • 5 cups chopped broccoli florets (about 2 large heads)
  • 3 slices of cooked bacon (pork or turkey bacon work)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 3/4 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • sprinkle of garlic powder


  1. Cook bacon: If you haven’t done so already, cook the bacon according to the package instructions. I like cooking it in the oven, but you can also cook it in a skillet on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  2. Make dressing: In a small bowl whisk together yogurt, apple cider vinegar, honey, water, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Combine everything: Add broccoli, sunflower seeds, raisins, red onion, and bacon to the bowl and stir until well combined.
  4. Cover and chill: Cover container and chill in the fridge. Let sit for at least 3-4 hours before serving. Overnight works great too as this salad tastes better after it has had time to sit.


  • How to cook bacon in the oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, then place the bacon on the baking sheet. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until bacon is cooked through and crisp. Remove bacon from the baking sheet using a fork or tongs and place on a plate lined with multiple paper towels to soak up the bacon grease. 
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Toss
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 206
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Sodium: 118mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg

Keywords: broccoli salad

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