I follow a mostly meatless diet, plus I have food allergies to cheese and eggs. This leaves me almost vegan. I am going to make this with vegan mayo, tofu sour cream (homemaid; store bought has hydrogenated oil) and either veggie canadian bacon or organic "bacon" bits. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. I have some fresh broccoli in the fridge waiting to be transformed:)
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.
36 Reviews for Broccoli-Bacon Salad
Add Pine nuts or shelled sunflower seeds and you've got a winner!
I just served this for a goody day at work. Everyone loved it! I left out the water chestnuts just because I didn't have any, and I used Splenda instead of sugar. AND it was filling, so I didn't eat TOO much of the other junk. jtengland
Great salad!! If anyone is worried about the fat and calories in the bacon try Hornell fully cooked bacon. They sell it at Costco. Very good choice. Only 80 calories per 2 strips and not loaded with sodium. Great recipe!!
just made this today on my way to a cookout tonight! had to sneak a taste before leaving to make sure it's tasty. i made this with fresh brocc from the farmer's market, substituted chopped walnuts as i'm not a big fan of water chestnuts, and went a little heavy on the cranberries... AMAZING!