How I love a good Broccoli Salad! I didn’t know it though, not for many, many years. You see I had tried broccoli salads and they always contained (ick) RAISINS! Now I’m not completely prejudiced against raisins. They have their proper place–covered in chocolate! But in a broccoli salad? No thank you! Here is my raisinless salad recipe. 🙂
8 oz bacon
5 cups small broccoli flowerets
1 Cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/3 Cup chopped onion
1/4 Cup sugar
1 Cup Mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar
While bacon is cooking, mix the Mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar in large bowl. I usually just make it in the serving dish to save on dishes!
Stir in the broccoli, bacon, and cheese. Enjoy! I prefer to eat this right away. That way the bacon stays a bit crunchy, but most broccoli salad recipes I find say to refrigerate it for an hour or more before eating. I think it’s so much better fresh and crunchy. Is it just me or does bacon just make everything better? 🙂
How do you like your broccoli salad? Do you like the raisins in it? Have you ever had it without raisins?
No doubt in my mind, everything gets better with bacon. And I would never put raisins in anything 🙂
Great recipe, love broccoli and always looking for new ways to serve it.
Sharing it to my FB-page later today (147 000 followers) Hope my followers appriciate it as much as I do.
Michelle G. says
I make something similar to this but put Craisin’s in it. I also use the precooked Oscar Mayer bacon bits or pieces.
Now Craisins don’t sound bad! I’ll have to try that.