Best Raw-Broccoli Salad

"After monkeying around with several broccoli salad recipes, I finally came up with a winner that I love, and my guests do too. This is excellent on a buffet table and always goes quickly."
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  • Prepare broccoli by washing it well, trimming off large leaves, cutting florets into bite-size pieces and peeling the stem, then slicing thinly.
  • Place in a large bowl and add crumbled bacon, onion and cheese; stir.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine mayo, vinegar and sugar.
  • Pour over salad ingredients and toss well; refrigerate for at least 4 hours to let flavours blend.
  • Just before serving, add the halved cherry tomatoes and stir again.

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  1. I made two versions of it, with bacon and without bacon.. I love the with bacon but for my semi vegitarian friend I left it out in a portion of the salad. Great taste (even withou the bacon) Thanks Lennie it's a keeper
  2. this was great, i followed the recipe exactly other than i used real mayo, since that was what was i had on hand. i served this at a bbq and it was a definate hit. BF has requested it twice since then. the bacon really makes this dish in my opinion, but all the flavors mix well together. another great one lennie!
  3. I just love the flavors in this salad. I don't eat bacon, so I used artificial bacon bits. Yummy, thanks Lennie!
  4. I love this salad! I have had it before at bbq's and potlucks and its so good! Thanks for posting a great recipe. :)
  5. Excellent salad and loved the addition of the tomatoes.


  1. Excellent salad. Broccoli was fresh from the garden. Instead of red onions I used shallots. Instead of cheddar, 4 oz. of gorgonzola. Instead of cherry tomatoes, a couple of garden fresh, fat Northern Delights. Real mayonnaise, because that's what I had on hand. 3 T. of straight rice vinegar, instead of 2; and 2 teaspoons of sugar, rather than 1/4 cup. Don't care much for sweet salad dressings. Result was excellent. Flavors mix very well.


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