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Fresh Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Since this salad seems to be compatible with anything on a menu, I often make it when asked to bring a dish to a group gathering, I first tasted it when visiting a relative in Florida, and I just couldn't return home without the recipe!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 bunch broccoli (about 1 pound), cut into florets
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar


  • Place broccoli, onion, cheese and bacon in a salad bowl; set aside. In a small bowl, combine sugar, mayonnaise and vinegar; mix until the sugar dissolves and mixture is smooth Just before serving, pour dressing over salad and toss.

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  • gunslinger
    Mar 19, 2018

    Very tasty! I did not have the white wine vinegar so I used apple cider vinegar and it worked just fine. Otherwise I made as directed. I will mark this recipe as a keeper!

  • Kerrismom
    Jul 21, 2014

    Mmmm, mmmm good! I did add an additional tablespoon of vinegar to the dressing and left out the cheese but added about 1/3 cup of raisins and a generous sprinkling of sunflower kernels. With those adjustments, this salad was just what I remembered from years past. So good! Next time I will try it with the cheese - that sounds yummy too!

  • Ab0628
    Aug 3, 2011

    I also used cheddar cheese instead of the mozzarella.

  • Ab0628
    Aug 3, 2011

    My whole family loved this. I used low-fat mayo and regular onion. I am making this again for company tomorrow and for a birthday party next week. We have fresh broccoli from the garden now.

  • shannah_thelen
    Feb 8, 2010

    I made this the first time on Saturday and made it again on Sunday-it's that good! I used cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella and add about 1/4 cup of raisins.

  • quiltingmom
    Oct 22, 2008

    Also very good with craisins (or raisins) added!

  • parish
    Jan 23, 2008

    excellent salad, i make this when i have to do a pot luck. i use red onion and add the bacon, just before i serve it......everyone wants the recipe.