Broccoli Grape Salad (VIDEO) –

This Broccoli Grape Salad is fully loaded with juicy grapes, fresh cucumber, crisp bacon, and toasted pine nuts. The creamy dressing is so simple with just 4 ingredients.

We love broccoli salads like our most popular Broccoli Salad with apples, Broccoli Corn Salad or Broccoli Cauliflower Salad. They are perfect for potlucks and always get rave reviews!

broccoli grape salad in a bowl with a serving spoon

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Broccoli Grape Salad Recipe:

We originally shared this broccoli grape salad in 2015. It is a recipe from my Mother-in-law. We added crisp bacon and toasted pine nuts and a great salad got even better!

We love serving this as a side salad for dinner, paired with Mashed Potatoes and Pork Tenderloin, but it’s also a really satisfying and filling lunch when served as a main course.

Up close broccoli salad with dressing stirred in

Ingredients for Broccoli Grape and Cucumber Salad:

The flavor and texture combination of this broccoli grape salad is very exciting with sweet grapes, salty bacon, toasted pine nuts, and tangy dressing. It’s hard to stop eating it!

The ingredients are simple and you can swap several things out depending on what you have on hand:

  • Fresh Broccoli (or sweeter broccolini)
  • Cucumber
  • Seedless Grapes (red or green), or use raisins
  • Red onion (or sweet yellow onion)
  • Toasted pine nuts (or sunflower, or pumpkin seeds)
  • Browned bacon

Ingredients for broccoli grape salad with broccoli, cucumber, grapes, bacon, red onion and dressing

Is Broccoli Salad Healthy?

Broccoli is one of the healthiest green veggies. Broccoli is a low calorie, low carb vegetable (only 3.5 carbs per cup). It also has many health benefits and important nutrients:

  • Rich in Vitamins K, Vitamin C and Vitamin A
  • Great source of Vitamin B6 and Manganese
  • High in fiber and folate

Can I Substitute the Mayo?

The dressing is really simple and good and the freshly squeezed lemon juice really lightens it up. If you aren’t a fan of mayonnaise, you can substitute it with equal parts of sour cream and mayo, or just use all sour cream. If using sour cream, you might add a teensy bit of sugar to taste since sour cream is tangier than mayonnaise.

Stirring together broccoli salad dressing in bowl

How to Make Broccoli Grape Salad:

  1. Brown the bacon and toast pine nuts.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all prepared salad ingredients.
  3. Stir together broccoli salad dressing until smooth
  4. Mix the dressing into the salad and serve cold.

How to make broccoli salad with all ingredients arranged separately in bowl

Can this Broccoli Salad be Made Ahead?

To save time, you can make this ahead. Chop up all of the salad ingredients and arrange them in a bowl. In a separate container, stir together creamy broccoli salad dressing. Stir the dressing into the salad just before serving.

Make ahead salad recipe stirred together with dressing just before serving

What to Bring to a Potluck:

Here are more potluck recipes that always get great reviews. Many of these can be made ahead!

Watch Natasha Make Broccoli Grape Salad:

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Broccoli Grape Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Finished broccoli grape salad in a serving bowl with mixing spoon

This Broccoli Grape Salad is loaded with grapes, cucumber and bacon. The creamy broccoli salad dressing is so simple with just 4 ingredients.

Author: Natasha of

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broccoli grape salad

Calories: 257 kcal

Servings: 6 as a side salad

Salad Ingredients:

  • 6
    chopped, browned
  • 1/4
    pine nuts
    toasted (or sunflower seeds)
  • 1
    broccoli crowns
    (2 medium heads) cut into small florets
  • 1/2
    English cucumber
  • 1 1/2
    red grapes
    (seedless), halved
  • 1/4
    red onion
    finely chopped
  1. Brown bacon in a skillet then remove to a plate using a slotted spoon. In a separate, dry skillet, toast pine nuts over medium heat until golden and fragrant, tossing often (3 minutes), then transfer to a plate. 

  2. In a medium bowl, combine chopped broccoli, sliced cucumber, halved grapes, diced onion, browned bacon and toasted pine nuts.

  3. In a separate small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of mayo, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and mix well.

  4. Mix the dressing into the salad & serve.

Nutrition Facts

Broccoli Grape Salad Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 257
Calories from Fat 171

% Daily Value*

Fat 19g29%

Saturated Fat 3g19%

Cholesterol 8mg3%

Sodium 809mg35%

Potassium 391mg11%

Carbohydrates 14g5%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 8g9%

Protein 9g18%

Vitamin A 534IU11%

Vitamin C 71mg86%

Calcium 43mg4%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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