Paleo Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Paleo Broccoli Salad with Bacon

I haven’t made broccoli salad in years, but I was reminded of it the other day when I saw it on a buffet. I knew it would be easy to make a paleo version. I couldn’t find my old recipe, so I recreated it from memory — and made a few changes along the way. My new broccoli salad with bacon recipe is a perfect side dish for a summer get-together.

This broccoli salad gets its crunch from the broccoli and walnuts. It has a hint of sweet and sour from the combination of sweet golden raisins and apple cider vinegar. And it has lots of smoky goodness from the bacon. I updated the recipe with homemade paleo mayo and skipped the sugar that’s usually added to the dressing. I also reduced the amount of dressing to let the flavors of the salad shine through. And of course, I had to add a little extra bacon.

This updated broccoli salad with bacon will definitely be on the menu for our Labor Day barbecue.

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Paleo Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Serving Size: 4 servings

Paleo Broccoli Salad with Bacon


  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into bite size florets
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Combine onions, vinegar and a good pinch of salt in bottom of large bowl. Stir in mayonnaise.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and toss. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


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    • says

      Try a local farm, they will often make bacon without additives. There are also online sources for paleo bacon, like U.S. Wellness Meats. The ingredients in their Whole 30 approved bacon are just pork and salt.


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