Broccoli & Bacon Salad


What a super way to get the family to eat more greens! I love broccoli (and personally need no convincing), but I am wise to the fact that if you add bacon and mayonnaise to just about anything: You have a winner! I especially love the crunch and texture the toasted seeds and nuts bring so don’t omit them if you can help it.

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Carbs 5g | Fat 37g | Protein 14g
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Broccoli & Bacon Salad

This is a simple, delicious 'salad' made from cooked broccoli and bacon. It is smothered in mayonnaise and topped with smoked bacon, nuts and seeds!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 as a side salad

Per serving

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 37g


  • 400 g (14 oz) broccoli florets
  • 200 g (7 oz) smoked bacon lardons
  • 10 g (0.4 oz) pumpkin seeds
  • 10 g (0.4 oz) pine nuts
  • 120 g (4.2 oz) mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper


  • There are several things you can get on the go at the same time to smash this salad out quickly.
  • Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the broccoli for 2-3 minutes. You want a slight bite, so test a piece. Drain well in a colander. Season with salt while still warm, but leave to cool completely.
  • Cook the bacon lardons in a non-stick pan or wok until done to your liking. I like them only partially crispy. Remove and place on a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain excess grease.
  • Wipe the pan clean and toast the pumpkin seeds and pine nuts over moderate heat in the dry pan until the pumpkin seeds pop open and the pine nuts turn golden. Remove and set aside.
  • Once the broccoli has cooled completely, mix with the mayonnaise and half the bacon lardons. Tip into your salad bowl, and scatter over the remaining bacon lardons and the toasted seeds and nuts. Yum!

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                        411Kcal / 1720kJ
Fat                                37g
Carbohydrates              5g
Protein                          14g


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  1. My husband and I LOVED this salad!!! It perfectly enhanced our accompanying crispy roasted chicken thighs drizzled with garlic roasted green salsa verde. There are so many jewels on this website and in your cookbook. I am giddy with excitement about getting your second cookbook on August 3. Thank you, Monnie!

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