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BBQ Bacon Broccoli Avocado Salad

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


For the Sauce

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise

For the Salad

  • 5 cups fresh broccoli florets, cut up small
  • 7-8 pieces bacon, crispy, crumbled and divided
  • 1/2 cup red onions, diced small
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup carrots, grated
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, chopped


  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix the barbecue sauce and mayonnaise together. Cover with plastic wrap and chill while frying the bacon and preparing the salad.

  2. In a large frying pan, cook bacon until crispy. Remove and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Crumble 5 pieces, which will go into the salad keeping 2-3 pieces to be crumbled and sprinkled on top before serving.

  3. Remove heavy stems from broccoli and cut just the florets so they are small (bite size), add to large mixing bowl.

  4. Add remaining ingredients then pour dressing into mixing bowl and toss to coat.

  5. Chill and serve.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from H E B's Cooking Connection.