Broccoli crunch salad is an easy salad with onion and bacon. This classic salad takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, and it is perfect as a lunch or side dish at dinner.
Salads are an easy way to add some extra vegetables to your meal, especially in the summer when plenty of greens and lettuce are available.
This salad is made with raw broccoli and is amazing with a homemade pizza or baked potatoes.
Why you will love this salad
Bacon. Need I say more? Crispy bacon is why I keep coming back for more!
Packed with vegetables.
It's super easy! This is one of the easiest recipes I have. All you need are 5 ingredients you toss together, and that's it! You're done.
Broccoli - in this recipe goes raw broccoli, so the vegetable must be as fresh as possible because you want it to be nice and crunchy!
The taste of fresh vegetables is also a lot nicer, especially in the summer.
After washing the broccoli, let it drain well and ensure it is completely dry before proceeding.
Nuts - nuts are optional but add a lot of flavors and an amazing crunch. For example, go for finely chopped walnuts, cashews, or almonds.
Bacon - the bacon gives extra flavor and a bite to the salad. Prefer not to eat meat? Then omit them or replace them with vegan bacon or some feta cheese.
Mayonnaise - mayonnaise gives a delicious creamy taste to the salad. You can also use semi-skimmed mayo or even vegan mayo.
Yogurt dressing or honey mustard dressing is also very tasty!
By the way, did you know that making homemade mayonnaise is super easy? All you need is some mustard, oil, eggs, and a little salt, and within 5 minutes, you have homemade mayonnaise.
Dried fruits - you can make this salad extra special by adding a little dried fruit.
Sprinkle raisins and dried cranberries on top, or chop some apricots or dates!
Frequently asked questions
You make this recipe with just 5 basic ingredients and an easy mayo and yogurt dressing.
Depending on the ingredients and portion size, this salad contains about 272 calories per portion.
To make this broccoli salad, you don't need much. All you need are a colander, a skillet, a mixing bowl, a kitchen scale, or a measuring cup.
You can keep this salad in the refrigerator for about 5 days. I recommend that you cook the bacon strips only at the last minute and stir in the mayonnaise only just before serving.
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Broccoli crunch salad
- 2 small heads of broccoli
- 1 red onion
- 8 slices bacon
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- ¼ cups dried fruit such as raisins
- Heat a frying pan and fry the bacon strips in it.
- Let the bacon strips cool completely, and cut the onion into rings and the broccoli into small florets.
- Wash the broccoli and drain it well.
- Put all the vegetables, the dried fruit, and the fried bacon in a large bowl and spoon the mayonnaise on top.
- Stir everything together well and divide the broccoli salad among the plates.