Best Summertime Broccoli Salad

This salad satisfies the pickiest eaters, even ones that don’t care for broccoli!
Side note, I don’t care for crunchy veggies, so for this recipe I prefer to blanch the broccoli, but you don’t have to, it works well with the raw stuff, haha
This salad pairs great with grilled anything…steaks, chicken, chops…or as a light meal all on it’s own!


  1. 2 heads broccoli cut into small chunks
  2. 8 full slices bacon, cooked and cut in bite-sized pieces
  3. 1 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
  4. 1/2 large red onion thinly sliced
  5. 1/4 C red wine vinegar
  6. 1 tsp coarse black pepper
  7. 1 tsp salt
  8. 2/3 C mayonnaise
  9. 1 tsp lemon juice
  10. 2 tblsp sugar


  1. In a large bowl, place broccoli, cheese, bacon bites and red onions (if red onions are too strong for you, soak in ice water for 5 minutes, that’ll mellow them)

  2. Prepare the dressing by combining the mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and lemon juice

  3. Pour over the ingredients in the bowl and stir to combine it all together

  4. Refrigerate for an hour or overnight

  5. Enjoy!!

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