Broccoli salad recipe


broccoli salad -
This is one of those great summer salad recipes.  The hardest part about it – making sure you don’t burn up the bacon while it’s cooking.  Enjoy!

Broccoli Salad


  • 1 large head fresh broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1/4 c red onion, chopped
  • 8 oz bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled – let cool
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded (not fresh mozzarella)
  • 1 c real mayo
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar


In a large bowl, combine broccoli, onion, bacon and mozzarella cheese.

In a separate bowl, combine mayo, sugar and vinegar; stir until combined.  Pour over salad ingredients and refrigerate at least one hour.

broccoli salad



  • This salad is tastier if refrigerated overnight and the broccoli is given a chance to soak up all the dressing.
  • I put my bacon in the freezer overnight.  While I’m chopping everything, I let it defrost the tiniest bit and then cut it into small pieces and fry.
  • If you don’t have RED onion, any type will do in a pinch.
  • I use the mozzarella from the deli.  I buy it in a large chunk and cube it.  The packaged shredded mozzarella works fine, also.  Do NOT use fresh mozzarella.  It will not stand up to the dressing.
  • If the dressing is too sweet, you can cut back on the sugar.


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