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Autumn Broccoli Salad

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Sweet and savory salad of fresh broccoli, red onion, dried cranberries, toasted pecans and crispy bacon tossed in a sweet mayonnaise dressing dressing
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Mmmmm, I just love salads. If you have been reading my blog for very long, you will notice that I post quite a few salads on here. Salads aren’t just for summer! And this Autumn Broccoli Salad makes the perfect side dish for all of your fall/winter delights.

Pair this sweet, savory, crunchy salad with everything from roasted meats to soups, stews and chili. This would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table as well.

To make this simple and delicious broccoli salad:

  • Start with 2-3 broccoli crowns. Wash and dry the broccoli, then cut the off the florets (into bite sized pieces) and place in a large bowl. Save the stems for soup or other use.
  • Cook up about six strips of bacon until crisp. Cool and crumble or chop into small pieces.
  • Chop up the toasted pecans.
  • Chop the red onion.
  • Add bacon, pecans and onion and dried cranberries to bowl with broccoli.
  • In a small bowl add dressing ingredients. Whisk until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  • Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and toss/stir until ingredients are well coated. Enjoy!
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Autumn Broccoli Salad

Sweet and savory salad of fresh broccoli, red onion, dried cranberries, toasted pecans and crispy bacon tossed in a sweet mayonnaise dressing dressing
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: Autumn Broccoli Salad, easy salad recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 452kcal
Author: angela@mealstreetkitchen

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 2-3 broccoli crowns, florets only cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 large red onion, small diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked crisp and then crumbled or chopped

For the dressing

  • 3/4 cup good quality mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the broccoli, then cut the off the florets (into bite sized pieces) and place in a large bowl. Save the stems for soup or other use.
     Cook up about six strips of bacon until crisp. Cool and crumble or chop into small pieces. Chop up the toasted pecans. Chop the red onion. Add bacon, pecans and onion and dried cranberries to bowl with broccoli.
     In a small bowl add dressing ingredients. Whisk until smooth and thoroughly combined. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and toss/stir until ingredients are well coated. 

Nutrition

Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 477mg | Potassium: 734mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1288IU | Vitamin C: 181mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2mg
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Autumn Broccoli Salad


4 Comments

  • libarah
    October 14, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Healthy salad????

    Reply
    • angela@eatlivehappy
      October 14, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      Yummy too!

      Reply
  • Chef Mimi
    July 5, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    This is great. Autumn is my favorite time of year, and I’m tucking this recipe away till then. Yum.

    Reply
    • angela@mealstreetkitchen
      July 5, 2022 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you! Hope you enjoy it.

      Reply

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