Broccoli Salad

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 8-12
  • About This Recipe

    “This is always a HIT with guests. I make this everytime we have a get together and the bowl is always left empty!!”

    Ingredients

  • 1 -2headfresh broccoli( do not use frozen!)
  • 1/2 cupred onion, chopped
  • 1/2 lbbacon
  • 2 1/2 tablespoonsvinegar
  • 1cupHellmann’s mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cupsugar
  • 1 1/2 cupsgrated mozzarella cheese
  • Directions

  • Cook bacon (I make it easy and buy the already cooked bacon in the refrigerator section) and crumble into pieces.
  • Chop up top of broccoli into bite size pieces.
  • Mix broccoli, onions, bacon and mozzarella in large bowl.
  • In separate bowl combine vinegar, sugar and mayo.
  • Pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat.
  • Best if made a day ahead.
  • Reviews

  • “My mother-in-law taught me to make this! And boy is it good. She adds raisens,apples,and chopped walnuts to it. I know that sounds strange but it is really good!”

  • “Very good recipe.I found a 1 lb. bag of ‘broccoli slaw’ in the produce section so I used that instead of the 1 to 2 heads of broccoli.This is a good ‘base’ recipe to which you can add many things.I added seedless purple grapes and sliced almonds.”

  • “I served this to a friend who doesn’t like any vegetables and she absolutely loved it.How can you not like something with mayonnaise and sugar poured over it?I left out the cheese and added raisins and roasted sunflower seeds. YUM.”

  • “WOW!That was the first word out of my mouth after trying this.I reduced the mayo by about a third and replaced the sugar with Splenda with no problem.This is an excellent recipe that I will be making again – – very soon!!Thank you!”

  • “This was so good I couldn’t stop eating it. I didnt have any vinegar so I used red wine vinegar instead. “

  • “This salad is soooooo good.I do not normally like raw broccoli.Add raw cauliflower(sp) and this salad becomes even better.”

  • “Nothing left after the party, a huge HIT!”

  • “This recipe was great!It was easy to make & I didn’t change it a bit.I took it to our family’s Christmas gathering this year & they ate it up.Even the kids who don’t like Broccoli loved it!!I made it a day ahead just like the recipe said.When first opened the smell can be over-powering (not sure if it’s the broccoli or the onions, or both) but once you get past that you have a truly delicious salad!!”

  • “A most delicious salad. My husband, who is not a big fan of broccoli even loved it. I think it is the bacon that gives it such great flavor. Thanks for sharing this and I plan on making it again.”

  • “After all these great reviews, I just HAD to try this salad..and I am SOOOO glad that I did!! I substituted cheddar cheese for the mozzarella, and added a bit of salt and pepper. It was a HUGE hit, even among the so-called “veggie haters”. Next time I might add some cauliflower too, just to add some different textures. Thanks so much for this recipe!!:)~Manda”

  • “Everyone at my gathering adored this salad. I baked the bacon (a la Alton Brown, but not exactly because I couldn’t remember how he did it), and used Deep South mayo. My mouth is watering anticipating my next batch – I plan to use *really good* bacon, great mozzarella, and homemade mayo. However, this is a recipe that holds up well to supermarket ingredients. Thank you for a great recipe, even for people who usually refuse to eat veggies!”

  • “Fabulous, just fabulous!!! I made this the night before our big family bonanza get-together. The bacon and onion flavor was a great compliment with the broccoli. This was the first salad to disappear and recipe requests were abundant. Thanks vincy, this is one terrific salad.”

  • “This recipe needs 10 stars as it’s absolutely delicious. I didn’t change anything and LOVED it.”

  • “I find this an excellant salad and very easy to make.Always a hit a parties and get togethers.”

  • “very easy to make and it taste good”

  • “This is a great salad there is never any left when I serve it.”

  • “I steamed the broccoli for 5 minutes just to make it al dente and to “kill” anything that washing may have missed.This recipe made the broccoli taste mild and agreeable.Next time I will add mustard and sharp cheddar to zip it up a bit.”

  • “Excellent recipe.It’s a great potluck dish and the bowl is emptied every time.I have substitued cheddar cheese for the mozzarella on occasion and that tastes great too.I use red wine vinegar instead of white vinegar and I also add 1/2 cup of roasted/salted sunflower seeds which is a good complement to the sweet dressing. If I am serving a vegetarian crowd, I leave out the bacon and it’s still delicious.”

  • “Made this last night for friends and family.I made it just as the recipe states and it was very good.I used low-fat mayonnaise. A really nice salad.Thanks.”

  • “Very Good!!! I followed the recipes to a “T” and It truned out great I took to work lunchon and everybody said it was great I did not have any left over to take home. Thanks for such a good light salad.”

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