Creamy Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Easily Create a Creamy Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Get ready to easily create a deliciously creamy broccoli salad with bacon!

This dish will satisfy your desire for a dish that’s both healthy and indulgent. It is an easy-to-make salad packed with flavour, crunch, and nutrition, making it the perfect side dish for any occasion, from family dinners to potlucks.

Plus, with just a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow directions, you’ll have a mouth-watering nutritious meal in no time.

With the addition of crispy bacon and a creamy Greek yogurt dressing, this salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

So grab your apron and let’s dive into this easy recipe that’s sure to become a staple in your meal rotation.

Creamy Broccoli Salad with Bacon
Creamy Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Fun Facts About Broccoli and Bacon

It’s nice to know that healthy food can taste yummy. This creamy broccoli salad with bacon nourishes your body and pleases your taste buds. Check this out.

Broccoli Does What?

  • Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that is high in vitamin C and fibre, which helps to support a healthy immune system and digestive system.
  • Packed with antioxidants, such as lutein and zeaxanthin, broccoli can help to protect your eyes from damage and reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.
  • It is also a low-calorie vegetable that is a good source of folate, potassium, and vitamin K, which are important for maintaining healthy bones and preventing heart disease.

Bacon Does What?

  • Believe it or not, bacon is a good source of protein, which is important for building and repairing tissues in the body.
  • Because bacon contains choline, it can help support healthy brain function and reduces the risk of cognitive decline.
  • Also, bacon contains selenium, a mineral that plays a role in thyroid hormone metabolism and has antioxidant properties that help protect the body against oxidative stress.

If you love broccoli and bacon, check out this roasted broccoli and bacon recipe by Michelle Tam of nom nom Paleo. Delish!

Creamy Broccoli Salad with Bacon Recipe Card - Tammy Lee

Creamy Broccoli Salad with Bacon

This recipe requires two parts: the salad dressing and the salad itself. To make the salad dressing, mix together one cup of Greek yogurt, four tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, one minced garlic clove, and salt and pepper. For the salad, combine one head of broccoli cut into bite-sized florets, one seeded pomegranate, 1/3 cup of chopped almonds, half of a small diced red onion, and six cooked and chopped bacon rashers. Mix the salad ingredients together, and then add the salad dressing. Toss everything until well coated. The recipe provides six servings, takes about 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook, and has around 267 calories, 16 grams of fat, 20 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, and 6 grams of fiber per serving.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 267 kcal


  • 1 Large bowl
  • 1 Pot


  • For the salad dressing
  • 1 cup 285g Greek yogurt
  • 4 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt and pepper
  • For the salad
  • 1 broccoli head cut into bitesize florets
  • 1 pomegranate seeded
  • cup 50g almonds, chopped
  • ½ small red onion diced
  • 6 bacon rashers


For the Dressing

  • Place all the ingredients for the salad dressing into a medium sized bowl
    1 cup 285g Greek yogurt, 4 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 1 clove garlic
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, give a good stir to combine and set aside until needed.

For the Salad

  • Bring a pot of water to the boil and cook the broccoli florets for 3-4 minutes, until just tender, then rinse in cold water, drain and place in a serving bowl.
    1 broccoli head
  • Cook the bacon on a dry, non-stick pan over medium heat until brown and crispy. Set aside to cool, then break into smaller pieces.
    6 bacon rashers
  • Add the pomegranate seeds, almonds, onion and crispy bacon to the serving bowl.
    1 pomegranate, ⅓ cup 50g almonds, chopped, ½ small red onion
  • Drizzle with the salad dressing and mix until well combined.
  • To serve, season with freshly ground black pepper.



Estimated Nutrition/Serving
  • 267 cals
  • 16g fats
  • 20g carbs
  • 13g protein
  • 6g fibre
Keyword apple cider vinegar, bacon, broccoli, creamy salad, easy, gluten-free, greek yogurt, homemade dressing, pomegranate, quick

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  1. Just made the Broccoli Salad and it’s to die for. I had to substitute bacon bits for real bacon and the cranberries for pomegranates but it’s still delicious! Thanks Tammy 🙂

    1. You are most welcome! Love the substitutes. I use real bacon too and just make the bits in my air fryer. So easy and you can make a bunch and store in the fridge for about 5 days.