Bacon Broccoli Salad With A Creamy Honey Dressing

by Alyona's Cooking

I’m not really much of a broccoli eater but when I tried this salad it certainly exceeded my expectations! This Bacon Broccoli Salad is so good! The honey in the dressing balances out the vinegar and adds just enough sweetness to the salad without even detecting honey as an ingredient used for the dressing. The combination of vegetables in this salad all go so well together and the dressing just tops everything off! If you can only dip your finger in the dressing alone, you will probably know what I am talking about. The crisp bacon, red onion, grapes, broccoli florets, supple cherry tomatoes and raisins are all tossed in a mayonnaise based dressing with a hint of vinegar and honey. You might need to make a double portion of the dressing, not only because it’s super good but the quantity of the broccoli may also vary. I used 2 small broccoli florets but each bunch of broccoli may have less or more florets so you really need to look out by eye.

I was approached by a church member (thank you Marina K!) who was so nice to have shared this recipe with me. She suggested this salad to me and I can totally see why (it’s seriously real good!) I tried it out and am glad to say it’s definitely a keeper! The next time you want to make a tasty and nutritious side, make this salad!

P.S. The dressing will slightly soften the broccoli naturally so don’t worry you do not need to steam or cook the broccoli in this recipe.

Ingredients for Bacon Broccoli Salad With A Creamy Honey Dressing:

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Crisp up 5 slices of bacon any method you prefer. I like to bake my bacon in the oven for 20 minutes or so at 400 degrees F, on foil. It’s much easier to clean up and bacon is crisp without smoking up your house.

Finely chop the cooked bacon; place in a large bowl.

Slice the grapes and cherry tomatoes in half lengthwise; add to bacon.

Finely Dice half of a purple onion and add to the bacon mixture.

Cut the stem of the broccoli off as close as you can to the broccoli florets and separate broccoli into bite size pieces. Add the broccoli and raisins to the bacon and toss all together.

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Combine the mayo, honey and vinegar and whisk until creamy. Add to the broccoli mixture and toss to coat.

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SERVE!

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5 from 1 vote

Bacon Broccoli Salad With A Creamy Honey Dressing

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Alyona's Cooking
I'm not really much of a broccoli eater but when I tried this salad it certainly exceeded my expectations! This Bacon Broccoli Salad is so good!
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Ingredients

  • 2 small bunches of broccoli
  • 5 slices crisp bacon slices
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3 tbsp raisins
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup purple seedless grapes
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1/3 cup mayo

Instructions

  • Crisp up 5 slices of bacon any method you prefer. Finely chop the cooked bacon; place in a large bowl.
  • Slice the grapes and cherry tomatoes in half lengthwise; add to bacon.
  • Finely Dice half of a purple onion and add to the bacon mixture.
  • Cut the stem of the broccoli off as close as you can to the broccoli florets and separate broccoli into bite size pieces. Add the broccoli and raisins to the bacon and toss all together.
  • Combine the mayo, honey and vinegar and whisk until creamy. Add to the broccoli mixture and toss to coat.
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8 comments

Genka May 23, 2016 - 6:33 pm

Tried your salad! It is the best and tastes really good! Recommending everyone to try it!

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Alyona's Cooking May 23, 2016 - 8:21 pm

Thank you, I agree it is a really good salad!

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Peter Tereshchuk May 23, 2016 - 6:23 pm

I can not believe that there is a salad this delicious that exists!

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Alyona's Cooking May 23, 2016 - 8:20 pm

Thanks Peter

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Esther Martyn April 5, 2016 - 7:35 pm

I made this salad and it was delicious! The sauce was creamy and sweet! This was the best salad I have tried so far!

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Alyona's Cooking April 5, 2016 - 8:12 pm

Thank you! Im glad to hear Esther:)

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Albina October 1, 2015 - 11:46 am

Alyona I made this salad last night , except I added craisins (dried cranberries) instead of raisins . Tasted amazing !!!!!! Thank you 😀

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Alyona's Cooking October 1, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Albina,
I am so glad to hear that it, isn’t it amazing! Dried Cranberries can definitely be used instead of raisons! Thank you for the feedback:)

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