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Fresh Broccoli Salad

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6


  • 1 head of broccoli rinsed and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 6 to 8 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled, or ⅓ cup of packaged real bacon bits
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese cut into very small chunks
  • ½ cup red onion chopped finely
  • ½ cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • ½ cup halved cherry tomatoes optional
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  • Once you have cut the broccoli, cheese, onion and bacon (if using store bought bacon bits, this step is done for you) into small bite-size pieces, mix them all together with raisins or cranberries in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar until well combined. If using tomatoes, add to dressing mixture.
  • Pour dressing over vegetable and cheese mixture and stir together.
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