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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 more 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

4.8 from 20 votes
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 NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$10
Keyword: broccoli grape salad
Calories: 265 kcal
Servings: 6 as a side salad

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:

  • 6 oz bacon chopped, browned
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts toasted (or sunflower seeds)
  • 1 lb broccoli crowns (2 medium heads) cut into small florets
  • 1/2 English cucumber sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups red grapes (seedless), halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

Instructions

  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, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp sugar, 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 265 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 809mg35%
Potassium 391mg11%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 534IU11%
Vitamin C 72mg87%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Bex
    October 14, 2019

    Made this for thanksgiving. I skipped the nuts and boiled the broccoli for a few minutes. It was fantastic. The dressing was perfect. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 15, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Bex! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Shelley Arlen
    October 11, 2019

    Just made this salad as an accompaniment to dinner. This is really good! No additions or deletions made. Thanks Natasha! Another great recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      You’re welcome, Shelley! I’m so glad you enjoyed that. Reply

  • Katelyn
    October 7, 2019

    This salad is absolutely delicious and flavorful! Sweet, salt, and tangy all in one bowl. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 7, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Katelyn. Reply

  • Irene
    September 28, 2019

    Hi there! I made this salad two days in a row, we like it so much!
    But the second time around I made a few changes:
    I subbed the pine nuts with toasted almond slivers and omitted the acon and the cucumbers, because I forgot to buy them.
    I made the balsamic dressing from your Autumn Chopped Chicken Salad and added two tablespoons of mayo. This really took the salad to the next level and I liked it even better!
    Thanks for your amazing recipes! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 28, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Licia
    September 27, 2019

    I adore broccoli and everything else in this salad. My hunny refuses to eat raw broccoli 🙁 I made a simple change, I blanched the broccoli florets literally for like 30 seconds, cooled it down etc and added it to the bowl. It just takes the “raw” out of the broccoli. I waited to cut up the broccoli in small pieces until after I blanched it to avoid overcooking it. Well the verdict, he loved it and wants it as a side on Sunday for the football game with some ribs! Yay, thank you as always. We need our boys to have some kind of veggie’s on Sundays and potato chips don’t count! I’m going to double the recipe too, these boys can eat. Reply

    • Natasha
      September 27, 2019

      I’m so happy you all loved the recipe! That is wonderful. That is a great tip to blanch the broccoli. Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Samantha
    September 26, 2019

    I absolutely love this salad! I just found this recipe a week ago and just made my second batch. I’ve been eating it everyday for lunch. My family and I love your recipes. We use so many of them in our regular dinner rotations. We’ve yet to try a recipe of yours that we didn’t love! Thanks for sharing them! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 26, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that, Samantha! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Vicky
    September 24, 2019

    I hate to be the only one here that didn’t like the recipe. I made it EXACTLY like you posted. My hubby looked at me and said “you had to have missed something, we love all of Natasha’s recipes,” after that he threw it in the sink.. 🙁 Reply

    • Natasha
      September 24, 2019

      Hi Vicky, I’m so sorry. That’s 100% my fault. I’m kicking myself right now. I went and made the dressing just now after reading your comment because I remembered it tasting so good and sure enough, I forgot an ingredient. I updated the recipe but dang I’m so sorry I ruined dinner. 🙁  Reply

    • Vicky
      September 24, 2019

      Yes, I used fresh lemons, everything was exactly like the recipe shows. Reply

      • Natasha
        September 24, 2019

        That was totally my fault. I’m so sorry Vicky. You replied before I edited my comment. I completely missed an ingredient in my notes and posted it wrong. Thank you for your honest review and for pointing that out to me. I feel so bad.. Reply

  • W van der Giessen
    September 22, 2019

    i love your recipes and your videos

    greetings from Belgium!

    Wilma Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 23, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great feedback! Reply

  • Joyce
    September 21, 2019

    , this recipe has alot (809 mg) of sodium, 19 mg of fat and, and 14mg of carbs , ( not to bad)
    where is that much sodium come from, I know bacon has salt but ??? Reply

    • Natasha
      September 21, 2019

      Hi Joyce, it’s mostly the bacon. Without the bacon, it goes to about 242 mg of sodium, so if you were cutting down on sodium, I would suggest removing the bacon and it will still taste great. Reply

  • Melissa
    September 20, 2019

    Great recipe! I made this last weekend for a family gathering. Everyone loved it! Thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2019

      I’m so glad you all enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Sara Welch
    September 20, 2019

    What a light and perfectly crunchy salad! Looking forward to making this with dinner tonight, indeed! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2019

      Hi Sara, I hope you love it! We look forward to your feedback! Reply

  • Krissy Allori
    September 20, 2019

    Loved this salad so much! The grapes are such a nice pop of sweet! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Krissy! Reply

  • Katie
    September 20, 2019

    This salad was SUPER yummy! Was definitely a hit! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2019

      That’s so great, Katie! I’m happy you enjoyed that. Reply

  • Stephanie
    September 20, 2019

    Love this salad! I love broccoli but that combo of bacon and grapes is sooo delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Natalie
    September 20, 2019

    One of the best salads! I love all the different flavors in it! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Natalie! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

  • Sonia
    October 18, 2017

    Hi, I have made this salad twice in the last few weeks. Simple, yet very flavorful recipe. Thank you for sharing this and many other great recipes 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2017

      You’re welcome Sonia! I’m glad to hear you are enjoying the recipes so much! Thanks for following and sharing your great review! 🙂 Reply

  • Ksusha. A
    May 9, 2017

    This was interesting 🙄 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 9, 2017

      Thank you Ksusha! 🙂 Reply

  • Wiete
    May 7, 2017

    Can you help me please? You are using cups in this and the other recipes. Can you tell me how many ml or g I have to use? Or how many ml are 1 cup?
    Thanks Wiete Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 7, 2017

      Wiete, one cup = 236 ml. Thank you for visiting the site 😀 Reply

  • Tatyana S.
    May 5, 2017

    Such a yummy salad!
    Didn’t think it would be good with grapes but when we tried it everyone definitely loved it! Another 5 star salad! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 5, 2017

      Tatyana, thank you for another great review! I’m all smiles 😬 Reply

  • Meenu
    August 17, 2015

    Hi Natasha ,
    I made this salad for my son’s birthday n it was a hit ,thanks for the recipe.I liked the way you present your recipes , it is super easy to follow……other dishes looks yummy too ,will definetly try them… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2015

      Thank you for such a sweet comment and welcome to the site :). I hope that you will find many more favorites on the site. Reply

    • KRISTIE ANN HOOVER
      June 9, 2017

      Can you sub Greek yogurt for the mayo? Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        June 9, 2017

        I haven’t tried that substitution but one of my readers writes: “I made it with plain greek yogurt in place of the mayo and it worked great! I didn’t change the amount of lemon juice — kept the same amount and it wasn’t too tangy. Delicious!” Reply

  • Marina
    April 11, 2015

    Dear Natasha!
    Being inspired by this recipe I created my own variation of it: with black (“caviar”)lentils and Ananas plus olive oil for the Dressing; no onions and sunfl.seeds though.
    It is really delicious!

    I like your website very much for the positive attitude!
    congratulations on your baby born as well!
    Cheers
    Marina (Düsseldorf) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 11, 2015

      Thank you so much for sharing your creative modifications! I’m so glad you are enjoying this recipe 🙂 Reply

      • joice
        July 31, 2015

        Made this yesterday..this was my first real salad making..super easy since this doesn’t need special equipment like the salad spinner..used lime instead of lemon since i didn’t have any, and used salted sunflower seed since i didn’t have unsalted and just reduced the salt in the mayo mix. thank you so much. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          July 31, 2015

          I’m so happy you liked it! thanks Joice 🙂 Reply

  • jessica
    January 11, 2015

    me encantaron las recetas, muchas gracias por compartirlas Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 11, 2015

      You are welcome Jessica, I hope that you’ll find many favorites on the site :). Reply

  • December 31, 2014

    Just made this for my New Year’s Eve celebration — it’s so good! My grocery store was out of sunflower seeds so I used silvered almonds instead. Love this salad — will definitely make again! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 1, 2015

      Thank you for the great review Lindsey, I’m glad you enjoyed it :). Reply

  • Rose Fejeran
    November 27, 2014

    I made this salad to share at my work. We had a going away party/baby shower and it was a hit at our party! Thanks for the great recipe! It will definitely be part of our favorite side dishes to share at our parties and get togethers! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2014

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for a great review! Reply

  • Fala
    November 17, 2014

    I just had to come back to this website to write how amazing this salad was. I have a hard time working fruits and vegetables into my husband’s work lunches, and this is an easy and delicious way to do it.

    This recipe is definitely a keeper – it’s my new favorite salad ever. Thank you so much! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 17, 2014

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for the great review 🙂 Have an awesome day Fala 🙂 Reply

  • Rebeca
    June 28, 2014

    Could I use plain Greek yogurt instead of the mayo? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 28, 2014

      To be honest, I haven’t tried it in place of the mayo. I like subbing sour cream with greek yogurt, but haven’t experimented with subbing mayo. It would probably have more of a tang to it so I’d ease up on the lemon juice. Reply

      • cindi
        September 12, 2014

        this is also what i was wondering; i am not a fan of mayo, unless it’s mixed with something that masks it’s taste! but….having said that, i may try it once…. Reply

        • Zowie
          March 1, 2017

          I just made this salad today and it was amazing! Yeah, I couldn’t help but add bacon in it though! 😀 Reply

          • Natasha's Kitchen
            March 2, 2017

            Yum! That addition sounds wonderful! 🙂

    • Carrie
      July 28, 2015

      I made it with plain greek yogurt in place of the mayo and it worked great! I didn’t change the amount of lemon juice — kept the same amount and it wasn’t too tangy. Delicious! Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        July 28, 2015

        Thank you so much for sharing your healthy modification! 🙂 Reply

  • Jackie
    June 5, 2014

    I made this tonight and my daughter said “Grapes? In a salad?” 😉 The grapes totally make this salad….and she agrees! Thank you for this easy, yummy recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 6, 2014

      I’m so happy you and your daughter enjoyed it. It’s one of our family’s absolute favorite salads! 🙂 Reply

  • sharon
    March 30, 2014

    Thank you for sharing this receipe. I made it today and really enjoyed it. Great salad Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 31, 2014

      I’m so glad you liked it 🙂 Thanks so much for the great feedback! Reply

  • Danielle
    March 16, 2014

    Has anyone made this the day before? I’m thinking of having the salad all mixed and the dressing prepared the day before but waiting to mix it until I’m ready to serve. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 16, 2014

      I have made it the day before. It holds up really well in the fridge even after the dressing is mixed in. It has a little less lemon tang to it the next day, but it still tastes amazing. It actually stayed good in the fridge for three days. Reply

      • Chanel
        March 22, 2014

        I’m wondering if Greek yogurt would be okay to replace the mayonnaise with…. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          March 22, 2014

          To be honest, I haven’t tried it in place of the mayo. I like subbing sour cream with greek yogurt, but haven’t experimented with subbing mayo. It would probably have more of a tang to it so I’d ease up on the lemon juice. Reply

  • Angie
    March 8, 2014

    One of my favorites! Except, I put dried cranberries and toasted almond slivers, and for the dressing, mayo with salt, vinegar and sugar. Sweet, salty and tangy all in one 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 8, 2014

      Oooh craisins… yum! I add those to my broccoli apple salad and it is seriously delicious! I like the almond slivers idea, but I was hopeful my son would eat this (he won’t eat almonds). Turns out he only likes cooked broccoli. oh dear, more for me and the Mr. 😉 Reply

  • Olga
    November 28, 2013

    I made this salad last week and it was so good! Except I forgot to use sunflower seeds. Do they make a big difference? Thinking of serving this today on Thanksgiving. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2013

      Sunflower seeds do add additional flavor but you can still serve salad without them :). Reply

  • Marina
    April 6, 2011

    Made this salad today, loved it ALOT!!! i did not chop brocoli, just used bigger pieces… Thank you Natasha 4 a great recipe…Yum yum Reply

    • Natasha
      April 6, 2011

      Hi Marina! Thank you for letting me know. So glad you loved it 🙂 You’re very welcome! Reply

  • Ilona
    June 1, 2010

    Yes Veronica, this is that salad…. Some put raisins in it… I have never tried with cheddar in it… But sounds very good!! Reply

  • Ilona
    May 31, 2010

    Oh yes this salad is definitely worth trying… Its a new dish here in Cali… Many substitute dried cranberries for grapes, but i personally love it with grapes. Also, you could try putting pieces of bacon. Many here in Cali do so. Fry pieces of bacon, drain excess oil and mix with the rest of ingridients. I love it…. my favorite salad. Reply

    • June 1, 2010

      This and Ilona’s comments reminds me of a salad I love with brocolli, raisins, onion, bacon and sunflower seeds but there is also cheddar in it. So good! I know I would love this and it’s pretty healthy too. I will have to make some! Reply

    • Marina
      April 6, 2011

      made the salad, then after i posted my comment i read ur comment, so i went ahead and added some bacon in it 🙂 lv it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2013

      I will add bacon next time, just bought some :). Reply

    • Diane
      May 20, 2014

      I am seriously addicted to this salad and it is so easy to make. Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        May 20, 2014

        That’s awesome! Diane, I’m so happy you love it 🙂 Reply

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