Recipes, Salads

Broccoli Salad

March 2, 2016

Yay, broccoli! 

At least that’s what your family will be saying after trying this salad. 

I actually don’t know that anyone has ever really used that sentence in a real life situation but I thought I’d see how it sounded.

And it sounds a little ridiculous. 

Broccoli is really good, don’t get me wrong… 

But it’s definitely not cake. 

So that’s why in this recipe we trash it up with some other really good stuff and call it a salad… Because it does have broccoli in it after all. 

Super yummy broccoli salad with bacon, cheese and doused in a sweet dressing. It's delish!

I love when we call secretly unhealthy things salads, because it makes me feel better when I go back for seconds.

Mr. T will be like, “Going back for seconds?” and I’m all, “Oh yeah, I just wanted a little bit more salad.” 

And then I automatically become super skinny and the angels start singing. 

I’m pretty sure that’s how dieting works. 

Super yummy broccoli salad with bacon, cheese and doused in a sweet dressing. It's delish!

Broccoli Salad
Super yummy broccoli salad with bacon, cheese and doused in a sweet dressing. It's delish!
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For the Dressing
  1. 1 cup mayonnaise
  2. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Salad
  1. 2 bunches fresh broccoli, cut in small florets
  2. 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  3. 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  4. 6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  5. 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  6. 1/2 cup dried cranberries
For the Dressing
  1. Mix mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and salt together in a small bowl. Chill at least one hour before tossing with salad. Pour desired amount of dressing over salad and toss well. Serve the same day.
For the Salad
  1. In a large bowl combine broccoli, onion, and cheese and refrigerate. Just before serving, stir in bacon, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries.
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Super yummy broccoli salad with bacon, cheese and doused in a sweet dressing. It's delish!

Somebody correct me if I’m wrong…

Super yummy broccoli salad with bacon, cheese and doused in a sweet dressing. It's delish!

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9 Comments

  • Reply Sarah - The Charming Detroiter March 2, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Oh boy, I love a good broccoli salad and this one looks delicious! I especially love the addition of cheddar and bacon šŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah March 3, 2016 at 12:21 am

    I have a similar recipe and it’s always a hit! I can’t wait to try your version!!

  • Reply michele March 3, 2016 at 12:34 am

    There are so many great flavors happening in your broccoli salad? Yes please!!

  • Reply Tracy @ Served from Scratch March 3, 2016 at 12:45 am

    I’ve been on a huge broccoli kick lately so this salad sounds like the perfect fix for that!

  • Reply Lynn Milano Sieving March 3, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Well, I got here! …and, I’m so glad!

  • Reply Sarah and Laura @ Wandercooks March 4, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Love your shots! Especially the top down image. It looks so delicious, and we LOVE broccoli. Yum!

  • Reply Becca March 23, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Oh my heaven! I could swim in this stuff! We made this tonight for dinner and it was a massive hit. Needless to say we are adding it to our family cookbook. It’s so easy to make, too.

    • Reply taythurston March 23, 2016 at 4:12 am

      So good, right? Thanks for trying it! I love how easy it is, too. Thanks, Becca! šŸ™‚

  • Reply Karly March 7, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I just can’t stay away! Every time I stop by I leave super inspired and super hungry… not that I’m complaining! Love!

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