Delicious fresh broccoli salad with bacon, cranberries, almonds and a tasty creamy dressing
I love sharing new salad ideas, in this case this is not a new recipe, rather a beloved one that you can find many variations of. I like to make my broccoli salad with my coleslaw dressing as it is just so tasty!
Broccoli is a lovely green vegetable from the brassica family, it did used to be considered a winter only vegetable but now we are lucky it can be grown year round here in NZ and readily available in supermarkets.
The health benefits of broccoli are many, its lovely and tasty and in can be eaten cooked or raw. I have used raw broccoli for this salad as the crunch and flavour are just perfect.
The ingredients are just a few, like many salads you can add or substitute as you wish, this is just what we love to use
You will need
Please scroll down for the full printable recipe card for quantities and method
1-2 Heads of Broccoli
Apple Cider Vinegar
Salt & Pepper
Celery Seeds (optional but highly recommended)
To make this salad is so quick and easy! The longest part is chopping the small broccoli florets, you can do this while the bacon cooks. Cook the bacon how you choose, frying pan, airfryer or oven. You want the bacon lovely and crispy.
For the dressing combine the mayonnaise – I like to use a full fat egg mayo, Best Foods is my fav, the apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper and celery seeds and whisk well to combine, and set aside.
In a bowl add the rinsed and well dried broccoli, finely diced bacon, cranberries and slivered almonds, then pour over the dressing and combine well. Ensure every piece of broccoli is coated.
Feel free to garnish with a little extra cranberries and almonds, a little mint is lovely here too! Then leave this to rest for at least an hour for the flavours to infuse.
I hope you love this one, if you are a fan of brassica salads check out my Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad, such a delicious side dish.
Onto my recipe for Creamy Broccoli Salad
I hope you love this recipe, be sure to let me know in the comments below if you make it. This will be just lovely at your next BBQ, or served with a side of grilled fish or ham.
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my latest recipes on my blog. If you are not already, be sure to follow me on Facebook or Instagram for more deliciousness, and you can register your email in the subscription box below to receive all my recipes as I publish them.
Pin It! Pinterest