Broccoli Salad

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
15 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 6 to 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup raisins, optional
  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar, cut into very small chunks
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Trim off the large leaves from the broccoli stem. Remove the tough stalk at the end and wash broccoli head thoroughly. Cut the head into flowerets and the stem into bite-size pieces. Place in a large bowl. Add the crumbled bacon, onion, raisins if using, and cheese. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, stirring well. Add to broccoli mixture and toss gently.


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Best broccoli salad ever! Thanks, Paula!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok, I have made this recipe now several times and have come up with the perfect combo for me. 1/2 the sugar (and I use Splenda) otherwise it's much too sweet. 3/4 of the vinegar, and 3/4 of the dressing (I don't like mine overly dressed). Also I go with half sharp and half mild cheddar. It's perfect!!!! I took this to a party and people kept asking who made the broccoli salad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad was very delicious. The only change I made was cutting the mayo down to half and adding sour cream. My husband can't wait till I make this salad again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the very best broccoli salad recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a picnic with friends and everyone loved it! I omitted the bacon and the cheese, cut the dressing recipe in half and used half the sugar the recipe calls for. I did include the raisins. It was excellent and a bit healthier than the original. I will make it again and perhaps try it with crumbled turkey bacon..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a quick Monday night dinner...it was a hit with both the adults and children. I mistakenly omitted the salt and pepper due to running back and forth from the kitchen to the computer, but it wasn't missed. I did shred the cheese and added a drizzle of agave to the mayo mix for a little more sweetness. Because I wasn't sure if everyone would like raw broccoli, I did blanch the broccoli and chilled it in an ice bath than put it in the salad spinner to remove the extra water. This is definitely a dish I would make again...great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an excellent recipe. Even my boys (13, 10, 7) like it ... with broccoli as the main ingredient; that's saying something. I didn't use salt or pepper and I didn't use the tomatoes, but this dish was fantastic. One of the best broccoli salads I've ever had. Very easy to put together, does require a bit of prep, but overall it doesn't take long. And the longer it marinates together before serving, the better it tastes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have a few people in my family that are not raisin fans so I substituted dried cranberries. Made it fantastic! I had an empty bowl at the end of the picnic! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
skipped the raisins, used 1 large home grown tomato, small cubes, AWESOME!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad is delicious! I was actually pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I used twice the broccoli, half the sugar, added sunflower seeds and omitted the tomatoes. I am definitely taking this to my next potluck. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made this today and it's so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Question: Should I use Hellman's or Miracle Whip for the Mayo called for in this recipe? I wish they would say as many people use theese interchangibly. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
In recipes, mayonnaise is always mayonnaise - a la Hellman's. Miracle Whip is sometimes called salad dressing. Hope that clears things up a little bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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