Bethany’s Broccoli Salad

My family loves broccoli served in many different ways. We like it steamed, roasted, added to a stir-fry, in macaroni and cheese, just to munch on and in salads to name a few. It’s a very versatile vegetable and so good in all kinds of recipes. This cold salad my niece Bethany shared is just one delicious way to serve it. See also my recipe Broccoli Slaw with Nuts and Dried Cherries.

Bethany's Broccoli Salad, Adapted

  • 1/2 lb. bacon, fried and crumbled (serve on the side if you have Β vegetarian guests)
  • 2 heads fresh broccoli, broken into florets
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup white sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste (I found that the cheese and bacon provide enough salt for this salad)
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise (I used low-fat)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • you could also add dried cranberries, sunflower seeds (toasted), chopped pecans (toasted) and even a diced apple would be good

Combine all of the ingredients, except for the crisp bacon which I like to serve on the side, and chill for a couple of Β hours.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju

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I am linking to Fiesta Friday #118 where Angie and her two co-hosts this week, Kaila @ gflife247 and Laurena @ lifediethealth just started the party.

32 thoughts on “Bethany’s Broccoli Salad

  1. This is one of my favorite potluck recipes though it seems I can never find the recipe for the dressing… Thanks to you, I can now! πŸ™‚


  2. We love broccoli in our home to! We could eat it any which way it is served! This salad looks absolutely delicious! I totally have to try this recipe! I am saving it!


  3. Yum! We’re big broccoli eaters in my house, and I love this salad. I’ve only ever had one broccoli salad before with completely different flavors, but I can see how these would go well together. πŸ˜€ Happy FF, and have a marvelous weekend. Hope you enjoy the party!


  4. Ooh this is very yummy! πŸ™‚ Our local market doubled up on our broccoli this week so we’ve been munching our way through it in various ways! Never tried making a broccoli salad though – how exciting! I think that will go well with our barbecue this weekend. Have you tried it with cauliflower too… I think that would be equally delicious? Thanks so much for sharing at Fiesta Friday.


    • Thanks – I especially enjoy broccoli in cold dishes such as this salad. I do not like overcooked or reheated broccoli at all. Perfect side dish for a barbecue or all year round for that matter πŸ™‚ Cauliflower is a favorite veggie and I am sure it would make a good substitute for the broccoli.


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