Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Craisins and Red Onion

A friend gave me this recipe years ago, and it’s still a family favorite.  I made a few modifications (mainly reducing the sugar and omitting a couple items my people don’t like).  I really like this version, as it’s a little healthier than other Broccoli Salad recipes I have seen.  But let’s be honest – you’re still eating bacon, mayo & Craisins!  You can easily throw this together in 15-20 minutes, which is perfect for a weeknight side dish. This recipe can also be doubled for larger gatherings, too.

12/30/14:  This recipe was one of the first ones I shared.  I have updated the photos (the original photo was baaad – trust me!) and edited the post.

Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Craisins & Red Onion | A Reinvented Mom    Try this lightened-up version of the classic recipe.

BROCCOLI SALAD with Bacon, Craisins and Red Onion

Serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS:

SAUCE:

3/4 cup mayonnaise (I use Best Foods Canola mayo)
1/4 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Pinch of salt
Pinch of fresh ground pepper
Pinch of paprika

SALAD:

10 cups broccoli florets (about 3-4 medium sized heads, or 1/2 a Costco-sized bag)
5 strips bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
1/4 cup diced red onion
3/4 cup Craisins

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, brown sugar, honey, vinegar, salt, pepper and paprika.  Mix until well blended.
  2. Combine broccoli, bacon, onion & Craisins in a large bowl.
  3. Add dressing and gently mix until broccoli is well coated.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

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BROCCOLI SALAD with Bacon, Craisins and Red Onion Serves 4-6
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Recipe type: Side-Salad
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • SAUCE:
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise (I use Best Foods Canola mayo)
  • ¼ tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of fresh ground pepper
  • Pinch of paprika
  • SALAD:
  • 10 cups broccoli florets (about 3-4 medium sized heads, or ½ a Costco-sized bag)
  • 5 strips bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¾ cup Craisins
Instructions
  1. Combine the mayonnaise, brown sugar, honey, vinegar, salt, pepper and paprika. Mix until well blended.
  2. Combine broccoli, bacon, onion & Craisins in a large bowl.
  3. Add dressing and gently mix until broccoli is well coated.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Craisins & Red Onion | A Reinvented Mom     Try this lightened-up version of the classic recipe.

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Comments

  1. I just love this salad and the dressing is one of my favorites. Thanks so much for starting your 2015 with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

  2. Thanks for sharing this salad idea at Motivation Monday. I’ve made a similar salad, but never with Craisins– sounds like a sweet addition 🙂

  3. What a Yummy Salad!! Hey I would love it if you shared your stuff on my new Link Party that starts tomorrow…Thursday! Its called My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! here is the link…You have great stuff!! Thanks for sharing!! http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-link-party-1/

  4. Usually, I don’t like broccoli – but the additions of craisins, red onion and my all-time favorite bacon make me think I will love this recipe! I am featuring it tonight when the #FoodieFriday linkup goes live – thank you so much for sharing it!

  5. Yum! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  6. Oh my! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for being a part of our party. We really appreciate you! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  7. I like the mix of sweet & salty, chewy & crunchy. Great salad that has a little of everything. Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo.

  8. Barb @ A Life in Balance says:

    Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

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