Spinning a southern classic to pair the flavors of bacon and blue cheese with the tartness of dried cranberries! How do you make your broccoli salad?
I love broccoli salad but until recently I am not certain that I’ve ever made it myself. It something that I always forget exists until it shows up at a picnic/summer cookout and I am reminded how simply delicious it is.
However I’m not entirely sure if there is a “traditional” version of the recipe. I’ve seen various cheeses, dried fruits, onions, nuts, dressing ingredients, bacon or no bacon – what way do you make broccoli salad?
While I was intrigued by a blueberry broccoli salad, I went with dried cranberries, red onion, blue cheese, and bacon! I’ve seen it called “craisin broccoli salad” but that leaves out all the other goodness!
The second was just this past weekend when Bob busted out the smoker again, this time for ribs! I’m enjoying this trend of him smoking various meats while I sit back and make easy sides to pair with it. What are your favorite BBQ sides other than broccoli salad?
Want to make a skinny broccoli salad?
Make the broccoli salad without mayo and use Greek yogurt instead.
Three years ago: Greek Stuffed Peppers
Four years ago: Oven-Fried Granola Chicken Tacos with Mango Crema
Five years ago: Greek Hummus Dip with Homemade Pita Chips
Six years ago: Breakfast Stromboli
Eight years ago: Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or plain Greek yogurt)
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey
- Salt and pepper
- 4 cups fresh broccoli florets cut into small pieces
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon
- In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, honey, and salt and pepper to taste. Add the broccoli, cranberries, blue cheese, red onion, and bacon. Stir until thoroughly coated. Cover tightly and refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight.
Source: Adapted slightly from The Suburban Soapbox.