I first made this broccoli salad to bring to a neighborhood barbecue. It was a hit. The second time, I added more cranberry and bacon and made it the day before. Even better. This recipe is now one of my standard "go-to" side dishes for potlucks and barbecues.
From EatingWell: May/June 2009
A picnic favorite, this salad combines broccoli, water chestnuts, cranberries and just a little bacon for delicious results. Our version has plenty of creaminess without all the fat. Make it once and it will become a regular on your backyard barbecue menu.
34 Reviews for Broccoli-Bacon Salad
Made it for a work lunch. My co-workers tend to be hesitant to try my "healthy" recipes, but this one got rave reviews! will make it again for sure! Nice that leftover salad Wed. was as good as when I first served it Tues.!
Really good salad - just as good if you omit the bacon. Also, I left out water chestnuts one time (forgot to get them at the store) - added about 2 Tbsp of sunflower seeds and it was just as good (in my opinion).
I made this for a group we had at our vacation home for the weekend. I used turkey bacon, and cranberry/walnut salad topper. It was a huge hit!! We loved it!!
This is a decent substitute for the unhealthy deli salad version. The dressing is a bit bland so I think I will adjust my seasonings a bit next time and I like the suggestion to sprinkle on a few sunflower seeds. (I left out the water chestnuts bc I don't care for them). I will make this again.