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Easy Amish Broccoli Salad Recipe with Creamy Dressing

Amish broccoli salad combines chopped broccoli, cauliflower, diced red onion, sunflower seeds, and raisins with a creamy dressing bacon bits.

If you're looking for the perfect summer side dish look no further than this Amish Broccoli Salad recipe. This recipe is simple to follow and calls for ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store or farmer's market so why not give it a try tonight? You won't be disappointed!

Vintage green Hull bowl filled with freshly made Amish Broccoli Salad behind a white Pioneer woman plate filled with a delicious portion of salad

As summer salad season approaches you'll want to keep this easy recipe on hand for dinners and family gatherings.

This Amish Broccoli Salad recipe was inspired by my recipe for Creamy Amish Potatoes and pairs well with this easy crispy fried chicken recipe main course.

If you're a fan of Amish recipes and desserts, you'll love this Sugar Cream Pie!

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📋Ingredients

This is an overview of the ingredients. You'll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Overhead view of ingredients used, broccoli, bacon, sunflower seeds, red onions, and raisins, to make Amish Broccoli Salad - all in individual containers on a wooden charcuterie board
  • broccoli crowns or fresh broccoli florets
  • raisins
  • red onion
  • savory bacon - crisp bacon is a must!
  • sunflower seeds

sweet dressing ingredients

  • sugar
  • mayonnaise
  • apple cider vinegar

See recipe card for quantities.

🔪Instructions

This is an overview of the instructions. Full instructions and nutritional information can be found in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

plastic bowl filled with freshly chopped, rinsed, and drained broccoli florets to make an Amish broccoli salad

Rinse and drain broccoli and add to bowl.

plastic mixing and storage bowl filled with broccoli florets and a cup of craisins being added to it

Top with raisins.....

plastic mixing bowl filled with broccoli florets and craisins with a small Pioneer woman measuring cup filled with chopped red onions

red onions...

1 cup of salted sunflower seeds being added to fresh broccoli, craisins, and chopped red onion to make an Amish broccoli salad

sunflower seeds....

crisp bacon torn into bits ready to top the ingredients used to make an Amish broccoli salad

and crumbled bacon.

homemade sweet and creamy dressing being poured over Amish broccoli salad

Drizzle with homemade dressing, mix, and serve!

Hint: Drain the chopped broccoli on a paper towel to speed up the draining process.

🧾Substitutions

My husband is gluten free and this recipe fits within his dietary guidelines which makes it a nice option.

beautiful glazed vintage green Hull bowl filled with fresh and vibrant Amish broccoli salad

📖Variations

  • Miracle Whip - Mayonnaise is tangy and rich but Miracle Whip is a little sweeter.
  • Use half broccoli and half cauliflower florets if desired.
  • Add chopped bell pepper for more flavor and color.
  • Bacon bits can be sprinkled on the top of the salad and can be used in place of the fresh bacon but won't add quite the punch of flavor or freshness.
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese can be mixed in or sprinkled on top of the salad.
  • Top with chopped green onions to boost presentation!

See this hearty Creamy Broccoli Pasta Salad With Bacon And Grapes recipe here.

🍽 Equipment

There's no special equipment needed to make this recipe other than a pretty serving bowl with a lid for storage, a good knife for chopping the raw vegetables into small pieces (but not too small!), and measuring cups.

freshly made Amish broccoli salad on a white plate

🍱Storage

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Stir gently before serving.

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📖 Recipe

Amish Broccoli Salad

Amish broccoli salad combines chopped broccoli, cauliflower, diced red onion, sunflower seeds, and raisins with a creamy dressing bacon bits.
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overhead view of beautiful glazed vintage green Hull bowl filled with fresh and vibrant Amish broccoli salad
Prep Time:15 mins
Total Time:15 mins

Ingredients

  • 5 cups fresh broccoli 1 or 2 broccoli crowns (approximately)
  • 1 cup raisins I had Craisins on hand so that's what I used
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 10 strips bacon crumble - I buy a big package of cooked bacon and then heat it up for recipes as needed
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds

Sweet and Creamy Salad Dressing

  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar you can certainly use regular white vinegar if preffered

Instructions

  • Wash, drain, and cut broccoli into size desired.
  • Add broccoli, raisins, red onion, crumbled bacon, and sunflower seeds to a bowl.

Dressing

  • Mix sugar, mayonnaise, and vinegar and combine well.
  • Drizzle broccoli salad with dressing, toss, and chill before serving.

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Mary Beth
Cost: $5.00

👩🏻‍🍳Food safety

🧊Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods

See more food safety guidelines at USDA.gov.

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