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Broccoli Salad Recipe

No cooking needed when making this delicious broccoli salad. MIx all of the dressing ingredients together and drizzle the dressing over the top and stir well. It's that simple and "no-fail". 
Prep Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli salad, salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 290kcal


  • 1 pound fresh broccoli (chopped into small florets)
  • 1 red onion (diced)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 strip bacon (cooked crisp and crumbled)
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup craisins

Broccoli Salad Dressing:

  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • In a large bowl combine broccoli, onion, and shredded cheese.
  • Then add in bacon, sunflower seeds, and Craisins.
  • Put salad in refrigerator while making the salad dressing below.

Salad dressing:

  • Mix the mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, sugar, and salt together. Stir until the sugar begins to dissolve. 
  • Chill dressing for at least one hour before tossing with the salad.  (You don't need to wait one hour, but the flavors combine better if you do.)  
  • Then pour dressing over broccoli salad and stir to coat.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 464mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 519IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1mg