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Paleo Broccoli Salad with Bacon (Whole30)

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4-6 1x


This light and easy Paleo broccoli salad is made with blanched broccoli, crispy bacon and coated in a honey mustard dressing.  Grain free, dairy free, healthy and easy to make!




  • 10 oz package raw broccoli (about 5 cups), blanched*
  • 1/2 package cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 Tbsp chopped red onion
  • 2 Tbsp raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp raw pumpkin seeds


  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey (omit for Whole30)
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Combine all salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  This includes the blanched broccoli, cooked bacon, cranberries, red onion, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.
  2. Make the dressing: combine all dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and combine using tongs, a spatula or large spoon.
  4. Serve immediately, or cover and store in the fridge.


*You do not have to blanch the broccoli (can serve it raw) but I prefer it blanched for this recipe.  To blanch broccoli, first bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Fill a large bowl with ice and water, enough to cover the cooked broccoli.  Trim the broccoli, removing most of the stems and cutting them into small bit-sized pieces.  Place the broccoli in the boiling water for about 1 minute, then drain the water and place in the ice bath.  Dry the broccoli on a dish towel or paper towels, removing as much of the water as possible.

Keywords: Side dish, broccoli salad, paleo salad, whole30, broccoli and bacon, honey mustard, light and easy broccoli salad, healthy salad