Easiest Ever Broccoli Salad – with Bacon & Cranberries

This Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe makes a healthy side dish for parties and potlucks. Even your kids will eat their broccoli in with this comfort food packed with bacon and cranberries!

bowl filled with potluck broccoli and bacon salad

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Why You’ll Love Easy Broccoli Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

  • This amazing broccoli salad, loaded with bacon, cranberries, onion, and poppy-seed dressing tastes like “broccoli candy”. 
  • Even people who hate broccoli seem to love this salad and go back for seconds.
  • This broccoli salad is quick and easy to throw together, even last minute. Plus, the sweet poppy seed dressing is a pleasant departure from the mayo dressing traditionally used in this salad.

What You’ll Need to Make Easy Broccoli Salad

Green bowl filled with broccoli and bacon salad
  • Small head of broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
  • 4 slices bacon, diced (or 3-4 tbsp Real Bacon Bits)
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup poppy seed salad dressing

How to Make Easy Broccoli Salad

green bowl filled with easy broccoli salad recipe
  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl. 
  2. Mix ingredients until well combined and dressing covers the entire salad.  You can also add extra dressing to suit your personal tastes, as needed.

Yes, it’s THAT Simple!

You can also make it ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge, which really helps the flavors mesh. 

This salad will be a welcome addition to a potluck or party, as well as an awesome side dish at your own table.

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bowl filled with potluck broccoli and bacon salad

Easiest Ever Broccoli Salad

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This Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe makes a healthy side dish for parties and potlucks. Even your kids will eat their broccoli in with this comfort food packed with bacon and cranberries! 
Prep Time:10 mins

Ingredients

  • Small head of broccoli chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries Craisins
  • 4 slices bacon diced (or 3-4 tbsp Real Bacon Bits)
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 cup poppy seed salad dressing

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix ingredients until well combined and dressing covers entire salad.  Add extra dressing as needed/to taste.
Course: Salad
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Snug and Cozy Life

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