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broccoli salad with dressing, cheese, and bacon bits in a white bowl.
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Broccoli Salad

This Broccoli Salad recipe is an amazing addition to your summer salad menu! Raw, crunchy broccoli, lots of salty bacon and cheddar cheese, and a creamy dressing will make this one a family favorite!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, broccoli salad, summer salad
Servings: 6 servings


  • 8 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • cup red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ pound bacon, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Whisk together vinegar, sugar, mayonnaise, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine broccoli, onion, sunflower seeds, cheese and bacon bits. Pour the prepared dressing over the salad and mix together well.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.