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Honey Mustard Broccoli & Bacon Salad

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 mins

Full of crunch, thanks to the sunflower seeds and apple, this broccoli salad is a happy marriage of flavour and texture. It travels well, and is a welcome addition to the picnic or potluck table.

Honey Mustard Broccoli and Bacon Salad

 2 bunches broccoli, including stems (about 1 lb total)
 ½ cup toasted sunflower seeds
  cup dried cranberries
 1 apple, cored and diced (Gala, Fuji or Honeycrisp)
 ¼ cup red onion, diced
 ¼ cup finely chopped parsley
 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
 2 tsp mustard seeds
 1 cup shredded aged cheddar
 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
 2 Tbsp liquid honey
 2 Tbsp canola oil
 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
 salt and pepper to taste

Cut the broccoli florets into bite-size pieces. Peel the stems and chop them, too.


In a large bowl, toss together the broccoli, sunflower seeds, cranberries, apple, onion, parsley, bacon and mustard seeds. Add the cheese.


In a jam jar, add all of the dressing ingredients and shake well. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Can use apple cider vinegar instead of red wine vinegar.

Can use dried tart cherries instead of dried cranberries.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup (125 ML)

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 305
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g33%

Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 385mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 20g7%

Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 11g
Protein 13g26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.