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Loaded Broccoli Salad Recipe

This easy-to-make simple broccoli salad is loaded with everything good - bacon, apples, cheese, onion, carrots, craisins, walnuts, and of course fresh broccoli.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Side, BBQ side dish recipe, best salad, broccoli salad
Servings: 12
Calories: 189kcal


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk


  • 4 cups broccoli florets chopped
  • cup shredded carrots
  • cup diced red onion
  • 1 gala apple diced
  • ½ cup Craisins
  • cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese 1 block, cubed
  • 8 bacon strips cooked and crumbled

Dressing Ingredients

  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice (fresh is best)
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar


  • In a large bowl, mix together broccoli, carrots, onion, apple, Craisins, walnuts, cheese, and bacon.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine dressing ingredients.
  • Gently fold the dressing into the broccoli bowl until all ingredients are coated with dressing.
  • Cover and chill in the fridge for 2 hours before serving.
  • Salad will remain fresh for up to 2 days covered in the fridge.



  • To save time buy shredded carrots and chopped broccoli florets


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1493IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg