Recipe for Broccoli Salad

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This recipe for broccoli salad is one of my favorites!


10 slices bacon
1 head fresh broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 cup red grapes, halved*
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sunflower seeds**


Use 1/2 cup raisins instead of grapes

Use 1 cup of your favorite nut (coarsely chopped)  instead of the sunflower seeds (the picture above was made with cashews)


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the broccoli, onion and grapes/raisins. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar and mayonnaise. Pour over broccoli mixture, and toss until well mixed. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
  3. Before serving, toss salad with crumbled bacon and sunflower seeds/nuts.

(This recipe was originally shared on Somewhat Simple in July of 2009)

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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. This is my favorite salad!! I’ve never made it with red grapes though. Sounds like a yummy addition that I never would have thought of. I know what I’m making for our barbecue tonight.

  2. Haven’t tried the salad yet but sounds wonderful. Will try it soon.

  3. Hi, this recipe looks so good. Thanks for sharing and I saw it on made by you mon.
    Julie from

  4. Shamene @Say it with Cake says:

    Hi! Your broccoli salad looks so good! I can’t wait to try your recipe. I liked you on facebook and was wondering if you could like me back? Thanks!

  5. Stephanie, this broccoli salad looks so good and sounds just as delicious as it looks! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week!