Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon & Cranberry

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  • Author: Katia
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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  • 1.5 lb Broccoli florets, washed and trimmed to bite size
  • 1/3 cup real mayonaisse
  • 1/3 cup real sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries (may substitute with raisins if need be)
  • 3-4 slices thick apple-wood smoked bacon, cooked crispy
  • 1/3 heaping cup shredded cheddar or Colby jack cheese (I usually use Colby only because my kids aren't big fans of cheddar)
  • 1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (save for serving)


  1. Add broccoli and cranberries to a large mixing bowl and combine.
  2. In a small mixing bowl add mayonnaise, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk until smooth like dressing.
  3. Add your creamy dressing to the broccoli and cranberries and stir till well combined.
  4. Fold in bacon and shredded cheese
  5. Place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  6. Once you're ready to serve it, drizzle some olive oil on it to freshen it up and re-moisten it. (I like to do this instead of adding more mayo or sour-cream. It turns out great I think)



This is a great broccoli salad for a party, BBQ or just a weekend side dish. My whole family loves it, including the kids! 

Keywords: broccoli, bacon, salad, party side, gluten free

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