Broccoli Salad Recipe

Perfect for a summer potluck, this Broccoli Salad is nice and cool and just what you need on a hot day in the summer.

Summer 2018

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    Broccoli salad with cheddar cheese, bacon, and red onion combined with a mayonnaise dressing is the perfect summer salad.
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Yield: 8 to 10 servings

The recipe combines broccoli florets, bacon crumbles, red onion, golden raisins, and cheddar cheese with a mayonnaise dressing, it has a little sweet and a little crunch.


  • 2 bunches broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1⁄2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup golden raisins, optional
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1⁄3 cup shredded cheddar cheese, optional
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine broccoli, bacon, and onion. Add raisins, if using.
  2. In a small bowl, blend together mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar. Pour over broccoli mixture, and mix well to blend.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. 
  4. Just before serving, stir in cheese, if using, and season with salt and pepper.