You are here: Home » Recipes » Broccoli Salad with Bacon Broccoli Salad with Bacon Kitchen Tested Yield 6 to 8 servings Prep 20 mins Cook 10 mins Bacon flavors this colorful winter salad. PrintEmail Winter can be a hard time to buy, and eat, salad. On some days, lettuce in even the best-stocked grocery stores looks as though it has traveled for days to get onto the shelf. At such times, I turn to this recipe. Broccoli likes cold weather and ships and stores well. Add to it the salad's complementary flavorsthe saltiness of the bacon, the smooth binding creaminess of the mayonnaise, and the sweetness of the raisins and sugarand you'll be glad you did all the chopping involved. Sunflower seeds may be substituted for the bacon (adding salt to taste). Ingredients 8 slices bacon, plus an additional slice for garnish if desired1/2 medium bunch broccoli1/2 small red onion1/2 cup finely chopped celery1/2 cup raisins3/4 cup mayonnaise3 tablespoons sugar3 tablespoons wine vinegar Instructions Cook the bacon (crisply), drain it, and crumble into small pieces. Using only the florets and the most tender stem sections of the broccoli (you may save the rest of the stem for soup or just discard it), chop the broccoli into very tiny pieces. Peel the red onion, and chop it very finely as well. In a bowl, combine the broccoli, onion, celery, and raisins. In a smaller bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. Pour this dressing over the salad and toss. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. Garnish with additional bacon pieces if you like. Recipe by Tinky Weisbait.