Broccoli salad is a popular side dish. This high vitamin and iron dish is a specialty of American cuisine. Broccoli salad prepared with great variations. Broccoli salad consists of broccoli, bacon, mixed vegetables and other ingredients. The super-easy and healthy grilled broccoli salad can be served with ranch dressing, honey mustard, Italian dressing, Thousand Island dressing, French dressing, or blue cheese dressing. A honey and vinegar in the dressing adds some sweet and sour to the broccoli salad recipe.