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Broccoli Bacon Salad

You are going to absolutely love this cold Broccoli Bacon Salad!





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I am all about quick and easy dishes, and this one definitely falls into that category! It is also gluten-free, which makes it a great crowd-pleaser.



All you have to do is chop up your ingredients, toss them together, and chill. It’s so easy!



I suggest using a good pair of kitchen shears to help get the job done. I love cutting cooked bacon with my kitchen shears because it is a gazillion times easier than using a knife. They also work well chopping the broccoli into bite-size pieces.



I do recommend that this salad sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving it. I usually make it the day before I serve it and that gives all the flavors time to come together nicely.





It is a perfect salad to bring with you to a party or gathering, because it travels very well. It doesn’t need to be reheated or fussed with…just grab it out of the fridge and off you go!



Broccoli Bacon Salad on a Fork

I know you’re going to love this Broccoli Salad with Bacon as much as I do.


For other great salad recipes, check out:

Antipasto Pasta Salad

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Greek Salad Sticks



I hope you’ll give this salad a try and let me know your thoughts in the comments below or snap a photo and tag @coolbeanliving on Instagram. I’d love to see!



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Broccoli Bacon Salad

Pin Recipe
Quick and easy cold broccoli salad with bacon, cheddar, red onion, walnuts and dried cranberries.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, broccoli, cranberries, gluten-free, quick, salad, walnuts
Servings: 10 - 12
Author: MaryJo Scamurra


  • 2 lbs broccoli
  • 10 slices bacon cooked
  • 6 oz cheddar shredded
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, toss together the broccoli, red onions, bacon and cheddar cheese. Stir in the cranberries and walnuts.
  • In a separate bowl, whip together the mayo, sugar and vinegar until it is a smooth, runny consistency. 
  • Pour the mayo dressing over the broccoli and mix together. 
  • Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least one hour.


Broccoli Bacon Salad

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