Recipe: Broccoli, Bacon, & Raisin Salad


This recipe is Mmm mmm good, and I get so many requests for this for all of the get togethers I go to. It’s one of my favorite salads, and I’ve been making it for 10 years and I never get sick of it. I mean really, it’s got bacon in it, how could it be bad?? It’s super easy to make too!!

1 large head of broccoli (or 2 of the pre-packaged bags)
1/4 cup of red onion
1/2 cup of raisins
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
1/4 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of vinegar (I used white, but you can use red wine vinegar)
8 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled

-Cut up the broccoli so itโ€™s only florets, and make sure they are in bite size pieces.
-Chop up the onion, small dice.
-In a separate bowl mix together the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar.
-In a large bowl throw in the broccoli, onion, raisins, and bacon.
-Pour the dressing over the top and coat to mix well.
-Refrigerate for a few hours before eating. While in refrigerator, stir every hour or so.



  1. Yum! I could eat that. The raisins would balance the bacon and be so good.

    slehan at juno dot com

  2. Lindsay Giedosh says:

    I never would have thought to combine broccoli, bacon. and raisins together but it actually looks like it would be really delicious!

  3. Kyle Pierce says:

    Love this Salad – thanks for posting this!

  4. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I like how the sweetness of the raisins balances out the other flavors, especially after marinating in the dressing for several hours. This should be a delicious, yet healthy recipe.

  5. Did you just make this up? Sounds amazing, I’d really like to try this, particularly when I go back on my salad diet in a few weeks.

  6. katrina c. says:

    Omg! I absolutely love this salad! It truly is delicious, even though I was hesitant to try it at first. Great BBQ dish!

  7. Do you cook the broccoli a bit first? That sounds interesting.

  8. Michelle Salais says:

    This looks yummy for me! I don’t think anyone else would eat this in my house. I’ll have to make it into a single serving. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. rebeka deleon says:

    mmmm, this sounds really good. I wish I had some raisins right now! I like the idea of the sweet with the tangyness of the dressing. This is a great way of eating broccoli because it isn’t boring or plain.

  10. nancyfancypink says:

    I bet the sweet of the raisins with the salty of the bacon would taste good together!

  11. M.Clark says:

    Hmmm, this sounds interesting, I must admit when it comes to raisins I prefer to eat them alone or in my morning cereal. I think I would leave the raisins out of this salad. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  12. Paula Morgan says:

    I truly love Broccoli Salad and it’s a hit with the whole family!! We all love it!! Try it sometime with Craisins instead of Raisins!! They are still that touch of sweetness, with a little tang of Cranberry!! YUMMY!!

  13. Okay so I’m pretty sure this looks absolutely delicious!! I never liked broccoli until I was in the hospital after having my daughter and it was served with one of my meals – steamed. I prefer mine like that now, but I do occasionally eat it other ways also! I will have to try this one!

  14. Darlene says:

    I have been looking for a healthy and tasty salad to bring to a potluck. This looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  15. June S. says:

    (Recipe: Broccoli, Bacon, & Raisin Salad) This is such a good and re-freshing salad to make during the summer months. I really like eating it a lot.

  16. This sounds like a great recipe and simple to make. Thank you for sharing

  17. This looks so good! I am going to try it this weekend.

  18. You post a lot of good recipes. With this one, I have to pass.I like broccoli in cheese sauce.

  19. Linda Szymoniak says:

    I’ve always loved this type of salad and surprisingly have never made it myself. I’m definitely going to have to make this recipe. One thing I would add is some sunflower seeds. A local restaurant that was my favorite (and which closed, unfortunately) had the best salad like this. I’ll have to make it and serve it at our first cookout of the season (now that the weather is finally warm and our new grill is finally here and installed).

  20. Darlene W says:

    I have never thought of this combination. I will have to give it a try

  21. This sounds delicious, thank you for sharing.

  22. Carissa Joslyn says:

    I made something similar to this a few weeks ago. All the flavors compliment each other awesomely too! At least, while I was making it, I was like this is going to taste like Crap. but to my surprise it’s freaking amazing ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll be trying this version soon!

  23. maria c says:

    This salad looks so delicious. I have to try this it because I love broccoli. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  24. This is very refreshing, thank you for sharing your recipe.

  25. I could see this being good. Some salty, some sweet. And I like broccoli.

  26. I love Broccoli salad so much . One of my favorites. Tho I have never made it with the raisins in it, but that would make it better . Cant wait to try it then . Yum : )

  27. OMG, always wanted the recipe for this!! I buy it in the deli of my local store and it tastes pretty good but I know homemade will be 100 times better!! Thanks for sharing!!

  28. Sherrie C. says:

    Thanks for posting the salad you made looks scrumptious and is actually my mother’s favorite salad ever but I’ve never had a recipe for it. We’d always just buy at our local grocery deli. I’m going to have to make this for her very soon.

  29. Christina Strapp says:

    This sounds pretty good and I will have to give this a try!

  30. Never would have thought of putting raisins in a salad but I’ll bet this would make the entire dish wonderful. Like it, thanks!

  31. Lauryn R says:

    This sounds delicious and looks so pretty! I honestly would have never thought of putting broccoli and raisins together, but will definitely be giving this a try! Thanks for the recipe!

  32. Dorothy Boucher says:

    this sounds like something I would make but no beacon, I usually add chicken or turkey, but yes yummy it is and thanks for share @tisonlyme143

  33. cottagebunny says:

    I love salads and now that it’s BBQ season again,I will be making this one.It looks so appealing and delicious.I think it will be perfect with my BB chicken.Thank you.

  34. Melissa S says:

    This will be perfect to bring to a party we are going to this coming weekend. Does the bacon stay crisp if I mix it up hours ahead or should I bring it in a separate baggie and mix in right before serving?

  35. Wow. Two of my favorite things I never thought to combine. I drool like Homer over broccoli and raisins. Yum! Pinning it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  36. This sounds like a great recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  37. Deborah D says:

    I am making this for our cookout tomorrow!

  38. This would go very well with BBQ ribs tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe.

    slehan at juno dot com

  39. Kat Olmstead says:

    This looks delicious! I will be trying this out!

  40. rochelle haynes says:

    This looks good

  41. Brigid OHara Koshko says:

    One of my most favorite salads! I made it over the Memorial Day weekend and it was delicious. I replaced the raisins with craisins and on occasions have added cauliflower for a change of pace.

  42. Sarah Hayes says:

    we love this recipe here. its perfect for summer cookouts!

  43. This salad looks delicious.I love the broccoli ,raisin ,bacon and onion combination.It’s the perfect salad to make for the barbecue season .

  44. This looks so refreshing! I love broccoli. Thank you for sharing.

  45. Edna Williams says:

    I love the recipe. Looks good!

  46. I made this for Memorial Day weekend and it was a big hit with my family!!! Now they will ask me to make it everytime we have a family get together!! It tastes so good.

  47. Sally T. says:

    This is my favorite recipe and favorite salad.

  48. pumpkinsfan76 says:

    This looks great, thank you for sharing with us.

  49. Christina Gould says:

    It is hard to find salad recipes with broccoli. I’m going to try this at home. Thanks for sharing!

  50. This looks great i may try it for our next bbq thank you

  51. Wow – here’s a salad that is just different enough to not be ho-hum, but not wacky! Love the combination of ingredients it is a must do – soon! I love broccoli and haven’t seen a recipe like this with it!!

  52. Salads are my favorite food, I eat one almost every day! Thank you for this recipe!

  53. Sally T. says:

    Raisins and bacon and crunch~the best broccoli salad

  54. Cynthia C says:

    I would like to try this. It looks delicious.

  55. That’s an interesting blend of vegetables. I’m looking for a good old fashioned potato salad recipe that uses mayo, egg, onion. A recipe for the stuff sold in the stores. Do you have one?

  56. Sally T. says:

    Love this salad thank-you for posting it.
    This is cheaper to make than buying from the deli.

  57. This looks so delicious. I have been eating lots of salds lately and mine never look this good. I am definitely trying this ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. I think I’d make it without the mayonnaise so it wouldn’t spoil in the heat.

  59. I love salads, especially with raisins or grapes or cranberries, etc. This looks wonderful!

  60. Now this is my kind of salad. I know this had to be delish. I have written the recipe down so I can try it.

  61. ellen beck says:

    This looks really good and refreshing. We go on aloy of picnics in the summer and this would be excellent to take along. I bet any dried small fruits like cranberries etc would work too.

  62. Autumn Jojola says:

    I hate broccoli, but my childRen believe it or not beg me for it. Maybe this will be a recipe I would actually enjoy.

  63. Very interesting flavor profiles in this one! It is a sure way to get the children to eat their broccoli !

  64. Kelly Faber says:

    Thanks for sharing! 4th of July is coming up and this would be a perfect side dish for our bbq! Is the broccoli cooked or raw?

  65. Becky Schollian says:

    we ar salad nuts here at our house! This sure does look delicious. Certainly going to give it a try tonight!!

  66. Brigid OHara Koshko says:

    This is on my menu tonight. I love this salad! It says summer to me. I do replace the raisins with craisins for a change and it is wonderful.

  67. Miranda McCallister says:

    I’ve always wanted this recipe! thanks so much. Perfect for the summer right now. Cool and refreshing.

  68. jenn huey says:

    I have had this salad at a neighborhood get together and I asked for the recipe but it never got to me. I am glad I found it here, thanks.

  69. Brigid OHara Koshko says:

    A big hit at our barbecue! The bowl was empty at the end of the meal. Thanks again.

  70. Brandy Hebden says:

    OH MY! This looks sooooo yummy! I love broccoli salad and this looks like a good one! I will have to try this out soon! Thanks for sharing!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Julie Mauricio says:

    Looks so good!!! I’ll have to try this out someday!

  72. This is a great recipe for a potluck!

  73. I absolutely love the recipe for Broccoli, Bacon & Raisin Salad! I never thought about using raisins in a salad before, however, they are supposed to be good for you. I’m going to try this recipe soon! I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately (on a diet)! Love the Giveaway for the Scentsy also! I am a big Scentsy fan and would LOVE TO WIN IT! Thanks so much for everything! Michele ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. Julie Wood says:

    This recipe looks so delicious, and I am going to make it for a Sunday side dish dinner recipe. It looks easy to make and very healthy. Thanks for sharing,.

  75. Amy Bickel says:

    I have been looking for a recipe for this for months! I had this at a potluck event and fell in love! During my pregnancy I have been craving raisins and broccoli like you wouldn’t believe! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  76. Ellen Cobb says:

    I think that the only thing that might be added would be apples. Not sure how this would taste tho. The salad looks delicious and I will have to try it too!

  77. Oh this sounds so good to me ! minus the

  78. Yum! This sounds so good! It would be perfect for summer picnics or even for potlucks throughout the year! I am always looking for something yummy, unique and healthy that I can bring with me to events.

  79. Linda H says:

    Look at those colors! That salad just looks so amazing and it sounds really easy to make. I have a feeling even the kids would like this one because they love broccoli (weird right?).

  80. This looks like a great summer dish. We are not always very hungry and heavy foods don’t sit well when it is so hot. This sounds great. Thank you for sharing

  81. Maria Iemma says:

    I would never have put raisins and broccoli together on my own but this looks pretty delicious. Thanks!

  82. Jana Williams says:

    How how are you Today? I think this Recipe is a Perfect Summer Salad Recipe! I Love Putting a Little Something Sweet in my Salads like the Raisins you Used! It would also be Great with Cranberries or Mandarin Oranges! That’s the Great thing about Recipes Like this, You Can Really Play Around with them and Make them your Own! I enjoy your Blogs! Have a Great Day & God Bless! Jana Williams

  83. This recipe looks so good and would be great for a hot summer day. I can’t wait to try this. Thank you for sharing

  84. I can’t wait to try this salad. It looks yummy. Thank you for sharing

  85. Sharon Rooney says:

    This is a great way to serve broccoli and it tastes great. A combination of sweet and sour. I have also had it with sunflower seed added too.

  86. I love this stuff! It actually tastes even better after it sits in the fridge for a few hours.

  87. Ron Casteel says:

    this is easy to do and its a great salad for anytime

  88. md kennedy says:

    This sounds awesome, and what a great way to get the kiddoes to eat broccoli – for my nieces and nephew it wouldn’t so much be the sweetness, but they will eat almost anything with bacon!

  89. oh this looks really good .. gonna have to try it

  90. pumpkinsfan76 says:

    This sounds great. Thank you for sharing with us.

  91. This looks really good! I love broccoli in salads. Thanks for sharing I am pinning this to try out ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. pumpkinsfan76 says:

    This sounds so delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  93. Amber Ludwig says:

    This is seriously my most favorite salad ever! The best part is that you can prep the dressing and the main part seperate ahead of time and mix them together right before the get together! Its definitely a crowd pleaser!

  94. This is such a great salad and it even gives me a little energy. Thank you so much for this recipe

  95. This looks and sounds delicious can;t wait to make it!!

  96. This sounds just delightful and thank you for sharing your recipe with us. Chris loves broccoli!

  97. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This is such a great recipe. It has been a great meal for me with my healthier eating. I really appreciate you sharing this.

  98. Edna Williams says:

    Yum! I love the broccoli! Thanks for sharing!

  99. clojo9372 says:

    This salad looks AMAZING! I love salads that mix fruit and vegetables, and the raisins are perfect to add a tinge of sweetness. Thanks so so much for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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