Marvelous Broccoli Salad!

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Servings: 6-8
  • About This Recipe

    “You may want to make a double batch of this salad. There won’t be any left!!”

    Ingredients

    Salad

  • 1bunchbroccoli, chopped
  • 1cupgrated cheddar cheese
  • 1mediumpurple onion, sliced in rings
  • 8slicesbacon, fried and crumbled
  • Dressing

  • 1/2 cupmayonnaise
  • 1/4 cupsugar
  • 1tablespoonred wine vinegar
  • Directions

  • Combine all ingredients for salad.
  • Combine dressing ingredients.
  • Add to salad just before serving and toss.
  • Reviews

  • “Loved the broccoli, cheese and bacon combination, and the dressing was wonderful!Even the kids gave it a thumbs-up.We’ll make this one again!”

  • “Great!I was told to bring this to every office party we will have in the future!”

  • “I did cut this recipe in half for 2 of us & also used Hormel’s Real Bacon Pieces instead of frying up bacon myself! Other than that, though, the recipe was followed right on down & the salad was wonderfully satisfying! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in I Recommend recipe tag]”

  • “so super good!even my 7yr old had seconds…i didn’t even expect him to try it!none left after our spring bbq.i was afraid that the vinegar would be too strong (i’m pregnant and can’t take the smell of vinegar in my food) but once the dressing was mixed in with the broccoli, the vinegar was perfect!i subtracted the onions, and added craisins and sunflower seeds.def make a double batch!thanks christine!”

  • “I have made this on several occassions and everyone enjoyed it .It’s very simple to make.No left overs.One of my husbands co workers made it a little different, so in addition to what is already in the recipe we added raisins and cashews,which was very good.I still like this recipe also.Thank you for the recipe.”

  • “Very good! I used Miracle Whip. Next time I would use less sugar as Miracle Whip already has some sweetness and it was a little too sweet for me.”

  • “Good! But next time not so much onions. I added slivered almonds. I also want to added craisinsand sunflower seeds like post below. Great base recipe, just make it your own.”

  • “Delicious!!Brought it to our Thanksgiving gathering and received many compliments.I did add sunflower seeds.”

  • “I really liked this DD did not- but she is to young to like raw salads unless its covered in Ranch.The dressing tasted way to sweet for me so I added a little garlic powder and a hint of cayene pepper and a little extra vinegar. This was really nice. I mixed the salad stuff together covered with plastic wrap and let sit in the Fridge for a few hours while I prepared dinner and mixed the dressing on top about 10 minutes before serving to let combine. We will definately being having this again!”

  • “Yummmmmm.I used about 1/2 and 1/2 chedder and swiss cheese, other than that I followed it exactly.So good.This is my favorite salad.”

  • “Try adding raisins/crasins, minced onion and sunflower seeds. YUM”

  • “I made this for an Easter brunch today and it was GREAT!!This was super easy to put together.The directions were very clear and the salad came out exactly as I expected!!I got lots of compliments from the guests.I made about 2.5 times the recipe size and the only thing I changed was using white vinegar in place of red wine vinegar.”

  • “I’ve been missing this dish…several years ago I had this recipe from a friend of mine, but forgot what to use for the dressing.It’s just as good as I remember and a HUGE hit with DH!Thanks Christine!”

  • “I love this salad! The cheese, bacon and mayo combo really sing in this. I mixed cauliflower and broccoli and used tarragon vinegar as I was out of red wine vinegar. Thanks for sharing!”

  • “Made this for Memorial Day weekend.Very simple preparation.Tasted great.Would highly recommend for your next picnic.”

  • “I had wanted to make a side dish for a teacher potluck at my son’s school and picked this recipe.I guinea pigged myself and fiance the night before though and while at first he wasn’t totally in love with it, and I was, the next day he was asking if there was still some left.One thing that I did make sure to do when I made it for the potluck was I chopped the onion into small bits and chopped the broccoli down as well so it wasn’t as bulky.This was a great salad and I will definitely be adding this to my rotation!”

  • “Very delicious salad.I made some with the intention of sharing for our 4th of July cookout but, it’s so good I’ve decided to keep it for myself.LOLThank you for sharing. :)”

  • “EXCELLENT! Enuff said!!!!Oh okay, I will say I cut down on the sugar just because that’s my personal preference.I also didn’t have red wine vinegar so I used apple cider vinegar.Super delish…will be making it more and more…thank you for sharing!!!”

  • “I know this recipe has a lot of reviews, but I had to add mine.I love it. I make it often and I am the only one who eats it.I probably use too much dressing, I don’t know.I make a lot and eat it for days.Must admit, I do blanch the broccoli, but have learned to count to ten and dump it right away, it cooks sooo fast. And you don’t want that.I took it to a family reunion, and two very good cooks asked for the recipe.”

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