Bacon-Broccoli Salad

After a trip to Baton Rouge’s Red Stick Farmer’s Market, I always leave with fresh produce, pecans and great raw cheeses!  Some of my favorite veggies are: tomatoes, cauliflower and last but not least, broccoli.  I love broccoli!  It doesn’t have to be cooked and covered with cheese to taste good although that would have been a great use for it too!

This salad is so good and so easy!  You could use the broccoli slaw mix if you like but I prefer the little trees!  My aunt used to make this in GA and this recipe tastes just like hers!  You can even make it a day ahead because it taste just as good the next day after it has set and marinated. 

The homemade mayo makes this SO GOOD! If you haven’t make my homemade mayo, what are you waiting for?!?!

Bacon-Broccoli Salad
Serves 6-8

1 pound broccoli florets, roughly 2-3 bunches (This is weight after you have removed florets)
4-5 pieces of cooked bacon chopped roughly
1 cup homemade mayonnaise
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup chopped Pecans
4-5 servings of Kal Stevia (or sweetener of choice) to taste
Salt/Pepper to taste


  1. Cut up broccoli and set a side.
  2. Cook bacon, drain on paper towels and roughly chop.  Set a side.
  3. Mix mayo, vinegar and stevia.
  4. Add broccoli and raisins to mayo mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Just before serving, add chopped pecans and bacon.  Mix well to coat florets and enjoy!

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  1. Tim Moore says

    Am planning on making this tonight, with your mayonnaise too. Looks yummy. Is the word “cup” missing from the amount of pecans?
    Tim Moore

      • Tim Moore says

        We all enjoyed it. That was the first time I have made Paleo mayonnaise. I used a darker olive oil (it was all I had in stock), and the mayo tasted too much like olive oil. I want to retry making it with the called for light olive oil. But again, all of us enjoyed your broccoli salad. I look forward to making more Paleo recipes of yours.
        Warm regards,

  2. Ann says

    I do not like store bought mayo of any sort. I just made the homemade mayo and am eating it by the spoonfuls. So easy and delicious. Finished the broccoli and bacon salad to take to a function tonight. Thanks Melissa

  3. Layla says

    This is similar to the broccoli salad I make. I have tried a ton of paleo mayonnaise recipes, and all of them have sucked. I will try making your’s, but I have almost lost hope on this front. My broccoli salad is broccoli florets, mayo, maple syrup, sunflower seeds, red onion, sliced grapes, and bacon of course.:-)

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