Healthier Broccoli Bacon Salad

Kim Biegacki


This is one incredible broccoli salad recipe that I just love. The cranberries and water chesnuts give great texture and flavor and with bits of bacon really makes it a hit. The honey pear vinaigrette dressing is so delicious and pulls the salad together. I have made this salad several times for picnics and parties and someone is always asking for the recipe.

This is a recipe that was in Earth & Vine Provisions product magazine that they send out when you place an order. They have lots of yummy products and recipes.


★★★★★ 5 votes

6 to 8 servings
10 Min



  • 4 c
    broccoli crowns, finely chopped
  • 8 oz
    can sliced water chestnuts, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
    dried cranberries
  • 4 slice
    bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • 1/2 c
    honey pear vinaigrette (earth & vine provisions or trader joe's brand)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
  • ·
    pepper to taste

How to Make Healthier Broccoli Bacon Salad


  1. Chop up your broccoli.
  2. Mix together ingredients for your salad dressing and set aside.
  3. Prepare your salad and toss with the dressing, then refrigerate till ready to serve. Toss one more time before serving.
  4. Honey Pear Vinaigrette
  5. 2-24-14 --- Made this tonight for my monthly "Girl's Night In" and the ladies loved it! Such a simple but delicious salad that is light and tasty too. I also tried chopped walnuts instead of almonds; both equally as good.

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