The Best Broccoli Salad


The Best Broccoli Salad

Summer is the perfect time to whip up a quick and easy broccoli salad. So you will definitely want to try The Best Broccoli Salad, a hugely popular dish that wins over every time.


  • tops of 2 bunches of fresh broccoli
  • 1 small sweet or red onion, chopped
  • 10 to 12 slices crisp bacon, crumbled
  • 1 can sliced water chestnuts, optional
  • 1/2 cup raisins, optional
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar


  1. Make this at least 2 hours in advance so the dressing can soak into the broccoli.
  2. Mix all your ingredients together (except bacon) in a large bowl, adding the mayonnaise last.
  3. Put your crumbled bacon aside in fridge until ready to serve. Sprinkle over top when you're ready to serve.

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Am glad you can omit the raisens. I would have anyway. Can't stand the things.

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adding broccoli to any salad is great, but i would add walnuts or sunflower seeds and substitute bacon bits for the greasy bacon also smart beat fatfree salad dressing for the mayo save the calories for the walnuts!!

You can also add white rasins,sunflower seeds unsalted, grated carrots, and chopped purple cabbage. I make mine this way and get alot of compliments.

Looks great will try the recipe..

Add some Craisins for a colorful and tasty touch.

We add some seedless red grapes to this. Delicious!


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