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Broccoli salad with bacon, raisins, and cheddar cheese

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Broccoli salad with bacon, raisins, and cheddar cheese is a great way to eat lots of broccoli! This salad has a perfect combination of everything: sweet and savory flavors, crunchy veggies and soft cheese, saltiness and smokiness from bacon, freshness and fiber from the vegetables!

If you like bacon, you’ll love this refreshing salad – it’s a great way to consume bacon in a healthier way. If you want to have more broccoli in your diet or just happen to have too much broccoli in your refrigerator, this is a delicious recipe to use it up and free up some space in your fridge!

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Perfect salad for any time of the year: winter or summer, spring or fall. So easy to make – the recipe uses the most basic ingredients found in any pantry!

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You can add lots of salad dressing (all of what’s indicated in the recipe below) or you can add just half – let your taste dictate whether you want the salad to be more or less creamy.

Broccoli salad with bacon, raisins, and cheddar cheese, broccoli bacon salad, recipe for broccoli salad, broccoli salad dressing, broccoli raisin salad, vegetables

Broccoli salad with bacon, raisins, and cheddar cheese

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Broccoli salad with bacon, raisins, and cheddar cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli, with leaves trimmed off
  • 6 to 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar, cut into very small chunks
  • 3/4 cup or less mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Wash the broccoli head. Cut the broccoli head into flowerets and small bite-size pieces. Wash them thoroughly again. Dry on paper towels.
  2. Add clean and dry broccoli pieces into a large mixing bowl. Add crumbled bacon, chopped onions, raisins, cranberries and sliced Cheddar cheese.
  3. To make a salad dressing, in a separate small mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, white vinegar, and sugar and whisk until well-combined. Add the desired amount of this salad dressing to the salad and toss to combine.

Notes

Adapted from Food Network

http://juliasalbum.com/2014/03/broccoli-salad-with-bacon-raisins-and-cheddar-cheese/

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