Colorful Broccoli Salad

Colorful Broccoli Salad

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Servings: 6-8
  • About This Recipe

    “This is an easy, & fun salad to make. Also an easy one for kids to make or help with. This looks great on the table–everyone loves it. Prep time depends on if you cook bacon or use jar. I used the prep time for making this with the jar. Also, the cook time is really the chill time.”


  • 4cupsbroccoli florets( fresh)
  • 8slicesbacon, cooked & crumbled( I usually use 1 jar of real bacon pieces to save time.)
  • 1/2 cup sweet red peppers or 1/2 cupyellow pepper
  • 1cup slivered almonds or 1cup sliced almonds (optional) or 1cupraisins(optional)
  • Sauce

  • 1cup mayonnaise or 1cupsalad dressing
  • 4tablespoonssugar
  • 2tablespoonsvinegar( I usually use red wine vinegar)
  • Directions

  • Mix all top ingredients together in serving bowl.
  • In a small bowl mix sauce ingredients together until sugar is mostly dissolved.
  • Pour sauce over veggie mixture and toss until completely covered.
  • Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Reviews

  • “This broccoli salad was soooo delicious!!!!I just didnt add pepper or bacon, but used dried crannberries, and it got all eaten up.Thank you!!:)”

  • “Just the right amount of sweet in this salad!I was worried about adding the sugar to the salad because of a bad experience with potato salad I made recently that was way too sweet, but this was great!I added 1/2 of a sweet vadalia onion for added flavor and we were very pleased with the results.Delicious!Thanks for sharing.Mike”

  • “This is a very pretty and tasty salad.I used the jar bacon bits, and Splenda in the dressing.I am taking this to a potluck tonight.Whenever I make it, it is very popular!! Thanks, Nicole, for posting this keeper recipe!”

  • “Yummy, I love brocoli salad and the peppers in this were a nice twist on the usual. I used artificial bacon bits, and sunflower seeds instead of almonds, just because that’s all I had on hand. Thanks Nicole!”

  • “This salad was absolutely delicious.I made it exactly as stated using the almond slices.I will make it again and again!Thanks Nicole.”

  • “We took it to a barbeque dinner and when we got back to sit down, everyone was asking \”