Broccoli Craisin Salad

This amazing Broccoli Salad recipe includes broccoli, raisins, coleslaw, craisins and bacon. It’s sweet and sour, crunchy and so very delicious – perfect for a side dish salad or as a potluck salad.


Broccoli Salad

I’m happy to share one of my favourite summertime vegetable side salads. If you are looking for another great salad recipe to try, you simply must try this Taco Salad, this garden-fresh pasta salad, or the amazing BLT Pasta Salad!

This Broccoli Craisin Salad recipe is another favourite of mine, that was given to me at a school potluck!

See the trend here? You can really get some great recipes when going to gatherings, it’s like a collection of everyones much-loved dishes. It’s how I got this Ramen Noodle Salad recipe!

I make Broccoli Craisin Salad year-round yet it’s especially nice right now during the summer months. Not only can you put it together very quickly, but during the summertime I crave meals that don’t require heating up the house.

You know, something that nourishes yet also cools you down?

Broccoli Craisin Salad is crunchy, and full of flavours thanks to the dressing, raisins, craisins and sunflower seeds. I add some coleslaw salad into mine as well, and it just completes it!


Unlike most salads, this one is almost better the day after – which is why it needs to be chilled for at least 2 hours before eating.

So, you can make this in the morning before you head out for some summer fun – and the vegetable side is ready and waiting for you! 


When this recipe is halved, it feeds our family of five for one meal. Make the entire portion for entertaining or to ensure you have leftovers.

Also, precise measurements isn’t required, so add more or less of the fillers – as desired. 

broccoli salad

Broccoli Craisin Salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
resting time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

This amazing Broccoli Craisin Salad recipe includes broccoli, raisins, cole slaw, craisins and bacon. It’s sweet and sour, crunchy and so very delicious – perfect for a side dish salad or as a potluck salad.



  • 4 heads broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2 bag prepared Coleslaw {more or less if desired}
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1 cup roasted and salted sunflower seeds
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped


  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


  1. Mix Broccoli, coleslaw, craisins, raisins and crumbled bacon in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients and pour over the broccoli mixture.
  3. Toss well to evenly coat and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  4. Right before serving, add the sunflower seeds and toss again to evenly mix.
  5. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 755Saturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 569mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 13gSugar: 32gProtein: 20g

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  1. That sounds like a perfect summer salad to me. I love Craisins and I bet adding them to a salad gives it a nice little tang.

  2. It’s a rare salad that tastes as good as or even better on day two. You pretty much sold me with that line.

  3. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I will definitely have to make this. Love broccoli ♥

  4. This sounds delish! I wouldn’t have thought to put all of this together!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  5. This looks beautiful and delicious! What a great salad it would be to take to a gathering 🙂

  6. Oh yum! This looks fantastic! I just added the ingredients I need to my grocery list! Making this tomorrow! 😀 Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. I love that you added sunflower seeds… a salad like this is awesome, especially with the extra crunch! thanks for sharing

  8. I’ve made this salad before and think it is absolutely delicious! My kids are not huge fans though.

  9. Mmmm this salad is just what I need to put together with a nice BBQ’d steak tonight for supper! Thanks for sharing this recipe with all of us!

  10. That looks amazing! I loev broccoli but have never tried it in a salad. I’m gonna pick these ingredients up and make it soon

  11. This sounds like a great summer recipe to serve with our barbecues. Broccoli is so healthy for people to eat and this is just another great way to get my husband to eat it.

  12. I have to say that I have a love affair with craisins! They are amazing to add to everything from stuffing to salads and even homemade cereal bars

  13. I make a similar one but throw in some cooked pasta as well, and I agree it tastes so much better after it sits!

  14. This sounds delicious and I was telling my son about it for a BBQ we were having and his reply was “it sounds great Mom but how about adding some bacon”. It actually might be good , but I;m not sure how healthy it would be?

  15. Looks perfect and I can guarantee no one else will be bringing it! It is also great for kids that tend to like something sweet in their salads. It can be a struggle to bring salads when you have to travel a bit to get to your destination. Thanks for the recipe!

  16. I have bookmarked this salad and am going out to get the ingredients. I love the idea that it is good the next day.

  17. Yum! This sounds like a very delicious combination 🙂 Thank you for sharing it with us!

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