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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  1. Jodi says

    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.