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Broccoli-Bacon Salad

Broccoli-Bacon Salad

A picnic favorite, this salad combines broccoli, water chestnuts, cranberries and just a little bacon for delicious results. Our version has plenty of creaminess without all the fat. Make it once and it will become a regular on your backyard barbecue menu.


6 servings, 1 scant cup each

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes


  • 1clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1teaspoon sugar
  • 4cups finely chopped broccoli crowns
  • 18-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped
  • 3slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 3tablespoons dried cranberries
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste to taste


  1. Whisk garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar and sugar in a large bowl. Add broccoli, water chestnuts, bacon, cranberries and pepper; stir to coat with the dressing.


Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 6 servings, 1 scant cup each)

Calories 89kcal
Carbohydrate Total 12g
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 3g
Fiber 3g
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Mono Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 8mg
Sodium 200mg
Protein 3g
Potassium 193mg
Calcium 36mg
Folate 35mcg
Vitamin B3 1mg