Homemade Broccoli Salad

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Sep. 22, 2014

Love broccoli salad? Try this easy recipe for how to make fresh broccoli salad. This is a great change from cole slaw or even potato salad. You don't need to cook anything to make this fresh broccoli salad.
Its hard to beat homemade broccoli salad. This is filled with fresh crisp broccoli, and there is bacon, red onion, sharp Cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and almonds. This is the perfect side dish to bring to a pot luck.


Broccoli head 1 , chopped into small peices (1 crown)
Bacon 1/2 Pound , cooked crisp
Red onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Sliced almonds 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (1/2
Raisins 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (Optional)
Sharp cheddar cheese 8 Ounce
Mayonnaise 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Distilled white vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Sugar 2 Tablespoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Crushed black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Chopped tomatoes/Cherry or grape tomatoes 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



Wash broccoli and pat dry. Cut off the the broccoli flowers, leaving the stems aside. You can save the stems for use with a different recipe.


Place broccoli in a medium sized bowl. Crumble crisp bacon and add to bowl. Add chopped red onions, raisins if desired, shredded cheese and stir.

In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, white vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir the dressing together and drizzle over broccoli.

Add tomatoes last and mix the tomatoes in gently. Cover salad and store overnight.


You can serve immediately if you desire, better flavors result the longer you let the salad rest. 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 453Calories from Fat 319

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g56.9%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 589 mg24.54%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 12 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet