Southern Broccoli Salad…

Whenever we have a family gathering, there is usually at least one recipe or dish from my mother or one of my grandparents. My mother was an excellent cook and when I serve one of her dishes, we all feel like she is right there with us! This Southern Broccoli Salad is one of our family favorites. I honestly don’t know why it’s called “Southern” Broccoli Salad, but that’s just the way we always referred to it πŸ™‚

This is the time of year that we start thinking about Easter, picnics, going to the lake and get-togethers…this is the perfect salad for all of this occasions!

You can easily double or triple the ingredients – and the best part is that you can also make it ahead of time. I actually think it tastes best when made at least 8 hours before of serving πŸ™‚

We also love a pile of bacon πŸ™‚

Southern Broccoli Salad. Smokey bacon, tangy vinegar , broccoli, red onion. Great picnic or cookout salad.Fresh broccoli and red onion…

Southern Broccoli Salad. Smokey bacon, tangy vinegar , broccoli, red onion. Great picnic or cookout salad.

Southern Broccoli Salad…

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 strips of bacon - cooked and crumbled
  • 1 small red onion - finely chopped
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 2 Tbs vinegar - I used red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

Wash broccoli and drain well. Separate the florets from the stem. In a large bowl add broccoli florets, red onion bacon, and cheddar cheese.

In a small bowl whisk together mayo, vinegar, sugar and pepper.

Pour on top of broccoli mixture.

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Only use the florets of the broccoli…

Southern Broccoli Salad. Smokey bacon, tangy vinegar , broccoli, red onion. Great picnic or cookout salad.Mayonnaise for the dressing…

Southern Broccoli Salad. Smokey bacon, tangy vinegar , broccoli, red onion. Great picnic or cookout salad.I used red wine vinegar but you can use apple cider vinegar or basalmic.

Southern Broccoli Salad. Smokey bacon, tangy vinegar , broccoli, red onion. Great picnic or cookout salad.Finely chopped red onion…

Southern Broccoli Salad. Smokey bacon, tangy vinegar , broccoli, red onion. Great picnic or cookout salad.

Southern Broccoli Salad. Smokey bacon, tangy vinegar , broccoli, red onion. Great picnic or cookout salad.This dressing is fabulous…sweet, tangy and creamy!

Southern Broccoli Salad. Smokey bacon, tangy vinegar , broccoli, red onion. Great picnic or cookout salad.Southern Broccoli Salad is one of my favorite side dishes…I especially love that my mother gave me this recipe.

Southern Broccoli Salad. Smokey bacon, tangy vinegar , broccoli, red onion. Great picnic or cookout salad.Share this dish with your family and friends…they will love it!

Southern Broccoli Salad. Smokey bacon, tangy vinegar , broccoli, red onion. Great picnic or cookout salad.

 

Is there a dish that you love from your family?

Comments

  1. says

    Girl this is going to be such a big hit at family parties and get togethers! I might have to sub with veggie bacon but all the of the ingredients are right up my alley. Thanks for sharing, hungry like the wolf. Coco
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  2. says

    Vicki, this looks so delish and broccoli is one of my favorite vegies so I’ll have to try it for sure. Thank you for sharing and love that it was your moms too. xo Lisa
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  3. says

    Just so happens I’m responsible for bringing a green side dish this Easter! You better believe I’m bringing this πŸ™‚ Looks delicious!!
    Angie

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