Bacon Blue Cheese Broccoli Salad

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Bacon Blue Cheese Broccoli Salad is a crunchy, creamy side dish that’s packed with flavor. Blue cheese crumbles, salty bacon pieces, red onion, and sunflower seeds make this a delicious potluck offering.

Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese in a white bowl.

 

Everything is coated in a simple 3-ingredient mayonnaise dressing that’s creamy, a little tangy, and a little sweet.

Bacon Blue Cheese Broccoli Salad Recipe Tips:

  • You’ll need a large bunch of broccoli and I like to cut it into small pieces so it is easy to eat and it gets well-coated in dressing.
  • You could use a combination of broccoli and cauliflower if you wish.
  • A few raisins or Craisins can be added if you want more sweetness.
  • You can leave the sugar out or use a little sugar substitute to make this recipe low carb.

Bacon Blue Cheese Broccoli Salad in a large blue bowl

 

  • I like to wait until just before serving to add the bacon and sunflower seeds but they can be added ahead of time. They will lose a little of their crunch, but will still taste fine.
  • This salad will keep for 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator but it gets watery over time and the broccoli looses its crispness

Bacon Broccoli Salad with a bunch of fresh broccoli in background.

Bacon Blue Cheese Broccoli Salad makes a great summer side dish for a cookout or picnic. The texture and flavor contrasts are amazing.

Try These Other Recipes That Make Great Sides For Summer Meals:

Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese in a white bowl.

Bacon Blue Cheese Broccoli Salad

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: broccoli salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 342kcal
Bacon Blue Cheese Broccoli Salad is a crunchy, creamy side dish that's packed with flavor. Blue cheese crumbles, salty bacon pieces, red onion, and sunflower seeds make this a delicious potluck offering.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large bunch broccoli, washed and chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 a red onion, diced
  • 1 (4-ounce) container blue cheese crumbles
  • 7 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablepsoons sunflower seeds
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Stir together mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Add broccoli, red onion, and blue cheese crumbles. Toss to mix.
    Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Add bacon and sunflower seeds. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 342kcal

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