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broccoli salad

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Deb Wilson
New Glasgow, NS

We make this a lot for summer BBQs, but it's good any time of the year. Makes a fairly large batch.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Super easy and tasty, this broccoli salad is going to be a bit hit at summer cookouts. It's a classic summer salad but can be enjoyed any time of the year. Bits of crumbled bacon adds a smoky flavor. Bacon, along with shredded cheese, adds just the right amount of saltiness. The savory touches are a delicious contrast with the slightly sweet dressing.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For broccoli salad

  • 1 1/2 bunch
  • 1/2 lb
    bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 md
    red onion, chopped
  • 1 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    sugar (slightly less than)

How To Make broccoli salad

Test Kitchen Tips
The directions say to mix the dressing in a jar, but we used a bowl. The mixture was pretty thick and we found this easier to incorporate ingredients.
  • Broccoli, bacon, onion, and cheese in a bowl.
    Mix broccoli, bacon, onion, and cheese together in a salad bowl.
  • Mayo, vinegar, and sugar in a bowl.
    In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine 1 c mayo, vinegar, and sugar. I use a bit less sugar. Shake well in the jar to combine and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Dressing poured over broccoli.
    Pour dressing over salad.
  • Tossed Broccoli Salad in a bowl.
    Toss to coat just before serving.