Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe
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Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe

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After sampling this salad at a barbecue, the recipe was given to me without any measurements. I can toss to together, and it turns out great everytime. -Sara Sherlock Pork Alice, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 420 calories, 35g fat (13g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 585mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein .


  1. In a bowl, combine the broccoli, cheese, bacon and onion. In another bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat. cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Salad in Reminisce Extra August 2005, p52

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gunslinger 225631
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2015

"Very good, I like the fact it is a two serving recipe. Will be on my menu many more times!"

cathydec 135661
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"very good"

vancik 154434
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"This is a go-to recipe for picnics and gatherings as it is so delicious and easy! Depending on what I have on hand, at times I will also add cherry tomatoes and/or diced red pepper for some extra color and/or craisins for a hint of sweetness. SO good!!"

buttermilk maid 156945
Reviewed May. 31, 2013

"This is one of our favorite broccoli dishes. Easy. Easier when you purchase chopped broccoli. Very good."

AmberrBalazs 154428
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"Yummmm! I love this recipe. I had something similar to this at Honey Baked Ham and just HAD to have the recipe! SO glad I found it here!"

mmonika 138262
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"I made this salad last night for company. Initally I was concerned because the dressing seemed quite minimal compared to other broccoli salads I had eaten in the past. I used white balsamic vinegar that I had on hand. The dish was not slathered in mayonnaise yet the flavour was fantastic and. I was very pleased with the finished product! This is now in my KEEPER file. Love thiks recipe."

HDMac_WA 86585
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

" Mary Margaret, here is a very similiar recipe that I use and it serves more.


Thu, Mar 22 2007 8:29 AM

REC: Bodacious Broccoli Salad

Can't find the original post, so reposting for the newbies!

This is our favorite broc salad. :)
It's simply delicious!

Bodacious Broccoli Salad

12 servings

Make at least 2 hours in advance to allow flavors to meld.

8 slices bacon
2 heads fresh broccoli, chopped
1-1/2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 large red onion, chopped
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and crumble.

2 In a large bowl, combine broccoli, cheese, bacon and onion.

3 Prepare the dressing in a small bowl by whisking together the red wine vinegar, sugar, pepper, salt, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Combine dressing with salad. Cover, and
refrigerate until ready to serve.

jules.i.m 152961
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"I usually use apple cider vinegar in mine. Other than that at our house we love this recipe, it isnt a BBQ without it."

janethil 152889
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2009

"I added 1/3 cup of raisins to the recipe, which gave it some extra texture and sweetness. This receipe is a winner and so easy to make."

mary margaret casalegno 135659
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2009

"If I wanted to make this as salad for 6 or 8 what should I do? I am a new cook.m"

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