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. 🙂
- 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 the remaining ingredients. Add to broccoli mixture.
- Stir to combine well. Cover and refrigerate for several hours.
- Serve and enjoy!
If you are gluten-free be sure to read labels to make sure that the ingredients are gluten-free.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 658mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.