Monday, April 4, 2022

Broccoli Salad

Today I'm re-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.  It's on our menu for our Easter lunch this year (we're going more BBQ less traditional feel) and I LIVE for these leftovers.

- 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 Monday, Friends!!! 


  1. We make this too, I also add a handful of sunflower seeds for a little extra crunch!

  2. I love this salad but sadly I don't think it loves me anymore. �� It really is some kind of delicious! I actually don't use tomatoes in mine but do have an addition of sunflower kernels. YUM!

  3. I made this salad today and plan to have it a little later for lunch. Thanks for posting the recipe!


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