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!
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
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
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
Wash the broccoli head. Cut the broccoli head into flowerets and small bite-size pieces. Wash them thoroughly again. Dry on paper towels.
Add clean and dry broccoli pieces into a large mixing bowl. Add crumbled bacon, chopped onions, raisins, cranberries and sliced Cheddar cheese.
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.