The Very Best Broccoli Salad

the very best broccoli salad via contentment at home

Hello there! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been out living my life, not sticking to any particular schedule, and just enjoying summer. Grilling has definitely been high on my list of things to do, and of course salads made with broccoli or other seasonal veggies are on our summer menu.

Today I’m going to share one of my husband’s addictions favorite summer recipes. Like my ranch potatoes, this broccoli salad just works perfectly with grilled meats and other summer classics.

The recipe for this savory broccoli salad comes together quickly and easily.

  • Wash and roughly chop two heads of fresh broccoli
  • Stir 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar into 1/3 c of hot water until dissolved. Pour over broccoli
  • Whisk together 1 c mayo ( I always use Hellmann’s) and 4 tablespoons of vinegar. Stir into broccoli and sugar water.
  • Stir in 1 c extra sharp cheddar (more or less to taste) and one package of bacon bits
  • Chill and serve cold

Oh so very good. Husband and I have been known to scrabble over the leftovers.

I hope your summer is off to a good start. I’ve missed your face. See you soon!




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8 Responses to The Very Best Broccoli Salad

  1. viktoryarch says:

    Bravo! It calls me to share the morning….
    Thank you for posting it.

  2. Raw broccoli? I shall try… usually I just put them into a dim-sum bamboo box over boiling water steam for around 5 minutes before using for salad. Thanks for the tip… have a lovely night (well, at least here is deep into night) :-)claudine

    • Hi! Yes, I use fresh raw broccoli. The crunch is perfect with the bacon, cheese and tangy sauce. It is especially good as a cold side for grilled meats in the warmer months! Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again!

      • Goodmorning Jennifer! I surely will try it out… since I’m vegetarian, without the meat and instead some cornatur (it replace the meat based on corn) or seitan (based on barley, spelt and wheat). If you will “offer” in your blog some vegan or vegetarian “compassionate” dishes it could be a great experience for you and for your affectionate readers. Think about… Our world is slowly changing… and one day there will be more vegan/vegetarian humans for sure. Have a lovely and serene day :-)claudine

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