Summer salads often are enjoyed outdoors with a big group of people, and this Broccoli Bacon Salad is no different. Potlucks are one of our favorite ways to enjoy food with friends. But, keeping a broccoli salad cool enough isn’t always possible to the degree of coolness it needs to be kept–and if you’re serving salads with mayonnaise it is essential to keep it cool.
We don’t like to risk mayo in a salad we like to serve outdoors, so this Easy Broccoli Bacon Salad without Mayo is the perfect solution.
Mayo-Free Broccoli Bacon Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
We’re loving the ease of making this salad. It’s super simple, which means it is great for making when you don’t have a ton of time and want to take something with you to a friend’s cook out. Let’s face it, even when someone tells you that you don’t have to bring anything, most of us don’t want to show up empty handed.
This lightly dressed, chilled broccoli salad is great for picnics, potlucks, and other casual get-togethers. The mayonnaise-free dressing adds a boost of bright flavor thanks to the fresh lemon juice and zest, while the crisp-tender broccoli and pumpkin seeds add a satisfying crunch.
If you have the time, you can make this recipe the night before, because the extra time will allow the flavors to blend more thoroughly. The melding of flavors adds another layer to the taste that you’ll want to savor.