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Easy Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

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  • Author: Glenda Embree
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


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For the Salad:

  • 8 cups fresh broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small red onion, minced
  • 2 cups red grapes, cut into quarters
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits

For the Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Wash and cut the broccoli and grapes.
  2. Mince the onion.
  3. In a large serving bowl mix the broccoli, grapes, onion, bacon pieces and pumpkin seeds.  Set aside.
  4. Mix the dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and stir to combine.
  6. At first, you will feel like this is not enough dressing for so much salad.  The salad will seem only lightly coated.  That’s perfect.  Trust me.  The veggies will “weep” as the salad marinates in the fridge, creating more moisture and adding to the dressing.  This creates a light, refreshing salad that will absorb all the tangy, sweet elements of your dressing and enhance every nook and cranny of your salad.  In four hours, your salad will be fully dressed.
  7. Cover the salad and allow it to sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.  Overnight is even better.  The flavor becomes more delicious the longer it sits.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salad, Side Dish, Vegetables
  • Cuisine: American