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Broccoli-Bacon Salad

May/June 2009

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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.



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"Loved this recipe. It was easy to make ahead of time. The water chestnuts and dried cranberries made it very interesting to me. I'm the person who always brings a healthy salad when asked to bring something. I wanted something that...
Broccoli-Bacon Salad

34 Reviews for Broccoli-Bacon Salad

06/09/2010
Anonymous

I recently had this recipe with spinach leaves added to it; and it was surprisingly good!
Liz, Fort Worth

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06/03/2010

Used organic broccoli--delicious! Also good with dried cherries instead of dried cranberries. Pecans might be a nice addition. Make ahead and the dressing gets absorbed.

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05/31/2010

Decided to throw this together for a pool party, on a whim. It was a hit! Very flavorful, threw in extra cranberries and an extra teaspoon of sugar to sweeten it up a bit.

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05/25/2010

This salad is incredible! Flat out...unbelievably good.

I made it on a whim, and accounted for all ingredients, but substituted based on what I had on hand:

Fat-free plain yogurt for sour cream, a restaurant packet of regular mayonnaise, turkey bacon, garlic powder, and a homegrown kohlrabi for the water chestnuts. Added 'just a dusting' of sea salt. Taste-tested a few bites - one with walnuts and one with raw almonds. Either one is perfect. One could even toss in a coarsely-grated carrot for even more color and crunch.

This is obviously a flexible recipe, which makes it that much better. Definitely one for the 'Favorites' book. No more slimey coleslaws for me!

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05/25/2010
Anonymous

Fantastic!
My husband & I both loved this - definitely a make again.

Chopped walnuts would be a nice addition too - make it even more healthful.
Bernadette, Ontario Canada

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