Thursday, April 27, 2017

Broccoli Salad

Today I'm sharing a super simple but DELICIOUS broccoli salad recipe.  This turned out super pretty and would be great for a bbq, as a salad for a shower you're hosting, or as a dish for a potluck.


- Here's What You'll Need -
- 1 head of broccoli
- 1/2 cup cherry (or grape!) tomatoes
- 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small chunks
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 6-8 pieces of bacon cooked and chopped
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar 


- Step 1 -
Cut the broccoli into bite size pieces, rinse and let it drain.




- Step 2 -
Chop the bacon, onion and cheese.  I chose not to slice my tomatoes since they were small.


- Step 3 -
Combine the broccoli, onion, bacon, cheese, tomatoes and raisins in a large bowl.
(be sure to watch for tiny fingers snatching up the cheese!)



 - Step 4 - 
Combine the mayo, sugar and vinegar.  Pour the dressing over the salad. 
 I used a little more than half of the dressing.... it may just be me, but I feel like that was plenty!
This sounds weird... but don't be afraid!


Sidenote - I was assembling this outside because it was about to rain and the light in my kitchen was AWFUL!  



Voila!  Done!  Easy and yummy and COLORFUL!



I served this as a side to burgers and it was delicious!  I'm not a fan of cooked broccoli and plain raw broccoli isn't necessarily my jam.... but I LOVE a good broccoli salad!  I think the raisins are what makes this one extra yum and kind of surprising.

Happy Thursday, Friends!!!

19 comments:

  1. That looks so yummy! Would be perfect to munch on for lunch this summer! Make a bowl early in the week! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. This looks so delicious and so easy! Will have to try!
    Xo, Elizabeth
    http://stripesandsolitaires.com

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  3. Looks amazing! I might sub cranberries instead of raisins

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  4. This is sooo yummy. Perfect summertime dish

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  5. I've never had this with cheese and tomatoes! Looks good!

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  6. Mmmmmmmmmm I love broccoli!! Thanks for sharing this!

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  7. Thanks for sharing this! A friend of mine makes something similar and I always forget to ask for the recipe. Plus, hers doesnt include cheese, so... this is a big win!

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  8. Your recipe posts are some of my favorites. Such great pictures and everything I've tried has been so yummy. Can't wait to make this! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. What a pretty, perfect summer salad!

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  10. This looks so good. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'm excited to give it a try. Also, I love your salt/pepper container. Where did you get that? :)

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  11. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I have never seen it with cheese cubes before - My mother-in-law always adds shredded to hers, but this looks good, too!

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  13. Yum! I love this salad (and my husband especially loves it) but I always forget about making it. Thanks for the reminder!

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  14. Oh my heart, this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Ooooh I make this sometimes and it's one of our favorites! Mine doesn't have tomatoes or cheese, but EVERYTHING is better with cheese, right?! I need to add that to my next one!

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  16. This is my FAVORITE salad!! The sweet dressing is so good!!

    That Inspired Chick

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