Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Super easy broccoli salad

This is a great salad. It may help children and others to try broccoli. Whats not to love, bacon and broccoli together YUM!

to make a basic broccoli salad you will need

1 large bunch broccoli washed, then cut or broken into bite sized pieces (about 2 cups)

6 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled

 3-4 green onions sliced thin (or 1/4 cup chopped red onion)

1/2 cup grated cheese

toss together in a bowl, add dressing and stir to coat.

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar

This is the basic salad.

Additional ingredients can be added depending on what you have on hand. some suggestions are

1 cup frozen green peas thawed
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 cup red grapes (halved)

This salad comes together very quickly and can be served right away or be held over until the next day. 


  1. What a great idea to add red grapes--I'm sure it adds that burst of sweet juiciness to an already delicious salad.


  2. This Broccoli Salad looks so good and a perfect side for a holiday meal. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. i'm with kirsten - i love the grape addition! and who can't use more recipes for broccoli? great recipe :)

    thank you for sharing with us at the wednesday fresh foods link up! i'm looking forward to seeing what seasonal & real/whole food posts you have this week. hope to see you there! xo, kristy

  4. Love this idea! I might have to recreate this for Harper's birthday party coming up.

    ps: thanks for sharing and linking up!