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!!!


  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!

  2. This looks so delicious and so easy! Will have to try!
    Xo, Elizabeth

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

  4. This is sooo yummy. Perfect summertime dish

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

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

  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!

  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. :)

  9. What a pretty, perfect summer salad!

  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? :)

  11. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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

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

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

  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!

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

    That Inspired Chick


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