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Kale and Broccoli Salad Recipe with Bacon and Cranberries

This special broccoli salad recipe will even have broccoli haters asking for more.  Bacon, cranberries, cheese and a super simple dressing make this broccoli salad the perfect diner, BBQ, or potluck salad this summer.  It's a long time favorite in our family and we hope it will become yours as well.
Course Salad
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword broccoli salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 255kcal
Author Julie & Debbie



  • 3 heads broccoli cut into bite sized florets
  • 1 bunch kale chopped
  • 1/2 cup old cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 6 - 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled



  • Heat a skillet on medium high heat. Chop the bacon into small pieces and cook them in the skillet till they are crispy. Drain the bacon on some paper towel and set aside.
  • In a small bowl mix the dressing ingredients.  Season to your tastes with salt and pepper.  You may need to add a little more vinegar to thin it out.  It should be slightly runny so that it will be enough to coat all the veggies. Set aside or in the fridge till you are ready to use it. 
  • Wash the broccoli and kale well. Chop into bite size pieces.  Add them to a large bowl.  Add the shredded cheese, cranberries, sunflower seeds, cashews and bacon. 
  • When you are ready to serve the salad, pour the dressing on top and toss it well. Serve within an hour. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2490IU | Vitamin C: 178.3mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 2.3mg