I cannot believe that I have not shared my Broccoli Bacon Salad recipe with all of you.
I have been making this salad for years and my family loves it. When I went to make this salad recently I searched my site for the recipe and realized that I have never shared this recipe with you.
Today I am going to fix that, because you all need to try my Broccoli Bacon Salad. It is perfect for a summer picnic or cookout, but we enjoy this anytime. It is really good.
Now, I will say that a lot of people make versions of broccoli salad, but these salads often contain crasins or raisins, at least that is how people in Oklahoma often serve it.
Well guess what, I am not a fan of fruit mixed with my vegetables. I never have been and I never will be. I like fruit and I like vegetables, I just don’t like them mixed together.
Remember that carrot salad that was so popular years ago. I grew up seeing that at almost every picnic, church dinner, or family gathering that I went to and I dreaded being served it.
I apologize to all my aunts and friends that used to make that salad. I am sure it was really good, I am just not a fan of carrots and raisins served together in the same salad.
The same goes for my broccoli salad. I love broccoli and I love craisins and raisins, but please don’t mix them together.
Is anyone else with me on this one? Please tell me I am not alone.
And for those of you that love fruit mixed in with your broccoli salad go ahead and put some in here, just don’t tell me about it.
Broccoli Bacon Salad
- 6 sliced of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 heads of fresh broccoli, washed and cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- 1/8 cup of sugar
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- In a large bowl combine bacon, broccoli, and cheese. Set aside.
- In a small bowl combine remaining ingredients. Add to broccoli mixture.
- Stir to combine well. Cover and refrigerate for several hours.
- Serve and enjoy!