Bacon Broccoli Salad

This broccoli salad with bacon is a summer staple – perfect for holiday weekend gatherings! Pro tip: make the dressing ahead of time so the flavors really develop.

Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 c. broccoli crowns, roughly chopped
  • 1-1/2 c. cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 1 c. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled

Dressing Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 c. regular mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp. hot sauce (I used Tabasco)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


Combine dressing ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake to combine. Taste and adjust flavors as needed. Heat will develop. Refrigerate.

In a large bowl, combine broccoli, cauliflower, onion and cheese. Refrigerate until just before serving.  Before you serve it, add in the bacon (stays crispiest this way), and then add the dressing. I like to add a bit at a time, so it’s not over-dressed. 

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