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Broccoli salad in a blue floral bowl
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Quick & Easy Broccoli Salad


  • 8 Cups broccoli florets in bite sized pieces
  • 1/3 to 1/2 Cup minced red onion
  • 1/2 to 3/4 Cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 Cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 Cup cooked & crumbled bacon - or bacon bits Optional
  • 3 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Cup mayonnaise
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Whisk together the cider vinegar, sugar, mayonnaise, salt, & pepper in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the broccoli with the onion, cranberries, & sunflower seeds. Pour the prepared dressing over top & mix well. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Sprinkle on the cooked & crumbled bacon (or bacon bits), if using, right before serving to preserve the texture of the bacon.


The great thing about this recipe is you can add more or less of the onion, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and/or bacon if you like. It’s all up to you and whatever flavors you like best.
I love a good bit of crunch factor in my salads so I tend to add more sunflower seeds, even as much as a full cup.