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Broccoli Bacon Salad with cranberries in a clear glass bowl with a wooden spoon stirring it.
5 from 2 votes

Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon

This Easy Broccoli Salad recipe is loaded with crispy bacon, sweet cranberries, nutty walnuts or pecans, and then tossed in a delightful mayonnaise-yogurt dressing.

Course Dinner, lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 329 kcal
Author London


  • 2 large heads of broccoli cut into florets
  • 6 oz. bacon cut into bite-sized pieces*
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • cup red onion finely sliced
  • cup cranberries
  • 1 cup walnuts toasted


  1. Steam broccoli for 4-5 minutes in a steamer basket, or until it turns bright green. Place in a large bowl to cool and dab with a paper towel until completely dry.

  2. Cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until cooked through. Drain bacon on a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, sugar, and salt.

  4. Add cooked broccoli that has cooled to room temperature and toss until well coated.
  5. Stir in chopped onion, cranberries, walnuts, and cooked bacon pieces.
  6. Cover and chill broccoli salad in refrigerator for 1-2 hours, or up to overnight, before serving. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • ButcherBox has minimally processed nitrate-free and sugar-free bacon.
  • If you don't have a steamer basket you can also blanch the broccoli by placing it in boiling water for 1-2 minutes and then immediately immersing it in ice water so it does not overcook.
  • A word of caution: Since this broccoli salad contains both mayonnaise and Greek yogurt, it is VERY temperature sensitive.

    Do not let it sit out for more than 2 hours at room temperature or more than 1 hour when the temperature is above 80 degrees.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 375mg16%
Potassium 351mg10%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 62.7mg76%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.