Broccoli Salad

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 6-8
  • About This Recipe

    “This recipe is so tasty. It’s simple to make and goes great with almost anything. A great way to get kids to eat their broccoli.”


  • 1headbroccoli, cut in bite size
  • 1red onion
  • 1/2 cupcheddar cheese

  • 1cupmayonnaise
  • 2teaspoonswhite wine vinegar
  • 4tablespoonswhite sugar
  • bacon bits(optional)
  • 1dashsalt and pepper
  • Directions

  • mix dressing ingredients on high speed.
  • mix the dressing in with the salad and its ready to go.
  • my kids love this salad.
  • Reviews

  • “I made this for my married daughter and I to have as a side dish with our lunch. She is a self-proclaimed broccoli salad fanatic and orders it at our local specialty store whenever it’s available. Today she said, “don’t need to buy it anymore!”. Not only did we devour it, she insisted that I give her the recipe! I also gave her all the leftovers to take home! Isn’t that what Moms do? We made it exactly as printed. Truly delicius and wonderful.Thanks for sharing with us all.”

  • “My husband is self proclaimed broccoli hater but he loved this salad.My oldest kids liked it.I had to use red wine vinegar since it was all I had.I also fried some bacon and chopped it up…I love bacon!I will definetly be making this again…especially when we can use the broccoli from our garden!!!!!
    I have made this several times and I rarely have leftovers.At a recent family
    BBQI had to make an extra batch.”

  • “I make this recipe all the time!It’s delicious and easy to make. Thanks for posting.”

  • “Just like my mom used to make for church potlucks!! Doubled EVERYTHING and used a bag of oscar meyer real bacon bits. sooo easy and yummy!!!! will add some leftover celery next time!”

  • “I love this salad. I like to add peas to it, I just get a frozen bag of peas and add half the bag. If you dont let them thaw first the salad will get to watery.”

  • “We had a party over the weekend that, while not impromptu, got moved up by 6 hours so I was scrambling for side dishes.This was easy to put together.I used fat free mayo and bacon bits.It was good, crunchy, a little sweet.The kids didn’t love it, but the adults enjoyed it.Thanks.”

  • “This is how my mom has always made it and how I make it.The best ever!”

  • “I was a bit skeptical, but what an understatement.My guests loved it and there wasn’t any leftovers.”

  • “This is soooo yummy! I keep the dressing seperate and the bacon seperate until time to serve. When I walk by the fridge I sometimes just dip a floret in the dressing and go. It is so good I would say serve the dressing as a vegetable dip even. This recipe won’t disappoint.Made this again for a family get together…everyone loved it…my grandmother ate seconds, WOW!”

  • “What a delicious, refreshing & simple salad!Our garden is overflowing with broccoli & I have been trying to find some interesting new recipes to try – I was a bit sceptical but this salad is devine!I can’t wait to try it with bacon & maybe a bit of chopped egg mixed through would be nice..Will be a regular plate for bbq’s next summer!!Thanks :)”

  • “The kids and I liked the salad but thought the dressing was too sweet.”

  • “This recipe is awesome.A big hit. I add sunflower seeds.”

  • “We had with Recipe #120413, so I didn’t add in the bacon.I did add in some walnuts for crunch though, and it was great!I also added in some feta cheese instead of the cheddar.Loved it!”

  • “I made this for treat day at work. It was a huge hit. I handed out the recipe to all.I did add sunflowers for the crunch. Thanks for the post.”

  • “This is an excellent salad.I made as written and then decided to add Craisins and sunflower seeds.This is a great way to get in extra raw vegetables.Thanks for posting!”

  • “I love this!I also add sunflower seeds and chopped carrots.”

  • “Thanks..I lost mine and this is exactly the same!A real family favorite!”

  • “I am “famous” for this salad.It is important when making the dressing to keep it refrigerated separately(in a ziploc baggie is a great way) to prevent the salad from becoming soggy. This is best done a day ahead so the sugar will dissolve. Also, don’t add the cheese or the bacon until you serve, that way the cheese will not get mushy and the bacon will remain crispy.I reduce the amount of sugar to 2 Tbsp when I make it, again letting it sit overnight, and separate is KEY!To make an optional dressing, substitute raspberry vinegar and craisins. Cider vinegar and balsamic vinegars are also very nice in this salad.”

  • “I have wanted this recipe for a long time!I am so glad that I finally decided to look for it on here.This is such a tasty salad, and so different than what you would think.I used Balsamic Vinegar, and then followed the rest of the directions.SUPERB!!!I will be making this again, and also want to warn people, as Marg said as well, that you may not want to use a whole onion because of its potency.I used all because we love them (or atleast I do LOL).Thanks so much!I also wanted to add that I could use ALOT more broccoli than what I did (I used two heads).”