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Broccoli-Bacon Salad

May/June 2009

Your rating: None Average: 3.8 (291 votes)

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

36 Reviews for Broccoli-Bacon Salad

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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05/25/2010
Anonymous

I make it with sunflower seeds instead of the water chestnuts

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05/08/2010

Fabulous!! I added cauliflower and reduced the broccoli a bit. With a smattering of shredded cheddar it tastes very much like a local eatery's delicious salad. I have made this a number of times and it is becoming one of my go to recipes!

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01/25/2010
Anonymous

Yum! those pumpkin seeds sound good! im definitely gonna have to try this out ASAP. :)

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