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Broccoli bacon salad: the very best ideas!

Broccoli bacon salad…is that even a salad? 🙂

Although many of you think salads should be really that, I wouldn’t agree…Yes, the main idea of a salad is to be light and to contain fresh veggies. The salad should be an “invitation” to eating. 🙂 But nowadays salads take a much bigger part of our daily menu. There are several reasons for that:

  1. We now live in a global world, a global market, where we have access to all types of products and ingredients. The variety is so big, that we start experimenting more and more with veggies, exotic fruits, dressing, sauces, cheeses etc. That is how the diversity of salads expands and gives birth to salads that are filling and could replace a whole meal.
  2. People start to care more about their bodies and mostly about their health. We all believe now that our physical condition forms our lifestyle, our experience in daily life. We try to do more sport and eat fresher foods.

I think both these things are great. There is nothing wrong in having a big, tasty, filling and at the same time fresh salad for lunch, right?

Because I truly love filling salads, I wanted to select the best broccoli bacon salads I found in my research. For each salad I will give you the author name, a brief description of the ingredients and a little comment. Enjoy this material!

The 5 best suggestions for broccoli bacon salad

  1. Classic broccoli salad recipe from Chef Julie Yoon

This super easy broccoli bacon salad contains a couple of main ingredients:

  • Broccoli
  • Bacon
  • Red Onion
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Nuts
  • Dressing with mayonnaise

Just go to the shop, get these things and you will have the basic version. If you want to play around a little bit, add some garlic powder, honey, kosher salt and white wine vinegar to the dressing. I guarantee you will fall in love with this broccoli bacon salad!

Take a look at the salad here.

Broccoli Bacon Salad from Chef Julie Yoon

broccoli salad with bacon and raisins

2. Broccoli bacon tomato salad from Mr Food

This version is suitable for people who don’t like fruits and nuts in salads. This is a very salty salad that Mr Food presents to us. Main ingredients are:

  • Broccoli
  • Bacon
  • Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Mayonnaise dressing

It is fatty, salty, filling and super yummy salad. I think men would prefer it, because it goes great with alcohol. I wouldn’t say it is a diet salad, but actually if you eat it instead of dinner it is ok.

If you want to take a look at this broccoli bacon salad, you are welcome. 🙂

Broccoli bacon cheese salad from Mr Food

broccoli bacon salad mr food

3. Broccoli bacon salad from Cinnamon-Spice & Everything Nice

This salad is something very similar to the broccoli bacon salad from Chef Julie Yoon, just the dressing is a little bit more simple:

  • Broccoli
  • Bacon
  • Nuts
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Red Onion
  • Mayonnaise Dressing

You could use raisins instead of dried cranberries, depending on what you find in the shop. Raisins are usually more popular and you can get them from any grocery shop or even supermarket. Here is the salad.

Enjoy the broccoli bacon salad from Cinnamon-Spice & Everything Nice!

healthy broccoli bacon salad

4. Broccoli bacon cauliflower salad from Mr Food

Mr Food is really good at making broccoli salads. Here is another interesting idea from his kitchen. This time it is a fresher, lighter version. Again there are fatty things like mayonnaise, cheese and even sour cream, but there are also more veggies:

  • Broccoli
  • Bacon
  • Red Onion
  • Pepper
  • Cauliflower
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour Cream

Really amazing broccoli bacon salad, it is a perfect combination of “healthy” and “delicious”…

Healthy and filling broccoli bacon cauliflower salad from Mr Food

colorful broccoli bacon salad with cauliflower and pepper

5. Broccoli bacon carrot salad from Pioneer Woman

This broccoli bacon salad is very interesting. It has shredded carrots and orange juice in it. Here are all the main ingredients:

  • Broccoli
  • Bacon
  • Red onion
  • Carrots
  • Raisins
  • Orange Juice
  • Yogurt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Olive Oil

As you can see, this broccoli bacon salad from Pioneer Woman is quite different from the other variations. The shredded carrot, yogurt and orange juice give a sweet, delicate flavor. Really interesting combination.

Delicious broccoli bacon carrot salad from Pioneer Woman

broccoli bacon salad in a bowl

That were my 5 suggestions for delicious and easy to make broccoli bacon salad. Hope you will pick up your favorite one and try it at home! Thank you, guys, see you next time;).

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