Broccoli Salad

The Best Broccoli Salad You Will Ever Make

My sister in law has this amazing broccoli salad that she makes. A couple of weeks ago when we went camping together she made it and I just had to share it because it is AMAZING. 

Along with this salad being delicious it also helps that the main ingredient is one of the most vitamin-rich vegetables around. High in fiber, calcium, Vitamin C, A, B1 and more you can read about all the health benefits here

First, you will need to make the broccoli salad dressing. Combine the following ingredients together, mix, and set to the side. 

Next, combine the following ingredients in a bowl

  • 5 cups of chopped up broccoli 
  • 1/2 med red onion chopped into small pieces
  • 8 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled 
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of broccoli slaw

Mix all of these ingredients together and pour dressing over top and mix all together. Now you have a sweet and creamy Broccoli salad that has the perfect amount of crunchiness. It’s pure deliciousness! 

**Recipe tip, try adding 1/2 cup of raisins to the recipe 

This salad is a great addition to any potluck and you can make it ahead of time and let it chill in the fridge! 

Enjoy

69 Comments on The Best Broccoli Salad You Will Ever Make

  1. Pam Johnson
    at 3:25 pm (1 year ago)

    Sunflower seeds are also good in thia

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    • Pam Johnson
      at 3:25 pm (1 year ago)

      *this

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      • Shaun mattox
        at 2:42 pm (5 months ago)

        I buy this salad from the Walmart deli. It is delicious but expensive! I’ll definitely make it at home now. SOOOO yummy! Will also add the raisins and sunflower seeds (already shelled!).

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        • Andrea
          at 7:32 pm (4 months ago)

          Go to HEB and buy the bacon vinaigrette and use that as your sauce. It it amazing.

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    • Sol
      at 3:51 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Frozen peas are also good

      Reply
  2. maryann
    at 9:11 am (12 months ago)

    Why not miracle whip ?

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    • anotheryegmommy
      at 1:37 pm (12 months ago)

      I am not a fan, and it just tastes a little off to me. Although I guess if you are “team miracle whip” you may prefer it.

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      • Tammy
        at 11:32 am (1 month ago)

        I am team miracle whip. It tastes fine lol. Also good w raspberry vinaigrette. 🙂

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  3. Mimi
    at 7:36 pm (12 months ago)

    What is broccoli slaw?

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    • Maryann
      at 3:42 pm (11 months ago)

      i would like to know as well.. i think it might be just the stem finely sliced up, did you ever find out?

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    • Dawn
      at 10:52 am (11 months ago)

      I think it’s in a bag like cole slaw,in the bagged salad section of produce dept.

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      • Renee
        at 3:38 pm (10 months ago)

        It is exactly what you said.

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      • Kim K
        at 4:57 pm (6 months ago)

        What is broccoli slaw?

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        • Brandy
          at 6:44 pm (5 months ago)

          Broccoli that is graded like the cheddar cheese. You find it in the bag of salad mix area. Like Cole slaw almost.

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  4. Joan Lomas
    at 10:12 am (12 months ago)

    I’m going to put dates and cranberries in mine. Also pecans.

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    • anotheryegmommy
      at 12:36 pm (12 months ago)

      That sounds delicious!! Good call on the pecans!!

      Reply
  5. Jan
    at 1:54 pm (11 months ago)

    I’m still trying to figure out what broc slaw is??

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    • Danielle
      at 4:37 pm (11 months ago)

      It is like cole slaw but made from broccoli instead of cabbage. You can buy bags of brocolli slaw in the salad section at the grocery store.

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    • Savannah
      at 2:48 pm (4 weeks ago)

      I make it without the slaw. Just chopped broccoli. It’s really yummy. I add sunflower seeds to mine too

      Reply
  6. connie raymond
    at 6:32 am (11 months ago)

    this was absolutely delicious, didn’t change a thing, a keeper for sure.

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    • anotheryegmommy
      at 8:37 am (10 months ago)

      Thank you so much!! Someone just recently suggested craisins..I think I might try that!

      Reply
  7. Marilyn Dumas
    at 1:42 pm (11 months ago)

    Tastes just as good if miracle whip used. Depends on your taste . I prefer
    Miracle whip as has a zip to it and not so eggy…..

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    • Debbie
      at 7:23 pm (1 month ago)

      Miracle whip is too sweet so that you might back off the 4 T of sugar a little.

      Reply
  8. Joy
    at 8:22 am (10 months ago)

    I use miracle whip , and also add craisins, any dried fruit is an added delish; and, pecans, walnuts, almond slivers… Basically whatever nuts I have. This recipe was given to me about 5 years ago. Bon appetit!

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  9. Lillian Hargrave
    at 10:57 am (10 months ago)

    I make this with a slight variation. Great for lo-carvers. I use splenda instead of sugar and balsamic vinegar instead of white vinegar.

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  10. Mary lawson
    at 9:42 am (10 months ago)

    Broccoli slaw is beside the Cole slaw mid in the veggie dept, in the cooler spot its just broccoli and carrots shredded very good

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  11. Mary lawson
    at 9:42 am (10 months ago)

    Broccoli slaw is beside the Cole slaw mid in the veggie dept, in the cooler spot its just broccoli and carrots shredded very good

    Reply
  12. Megan
    at 2:19 pm (10 months ago)

    How many servings does this make?

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    • Sarah Jackson
      at 12:19 pm (7 months ago)

      I would like to know as well

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      • Tracy Joyner
        at 7:26 pm (3 weeks ago)

        Its quite a lot. I just made it and filled a 2.5 qt bowl to the very top. Easily 10-12 servings

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  13. ERICA JANE
    at 7:49 am (10 months ago)

    Wonderful recipe! Made today for a potluck at work!yummy!!
    My husband asked why I didn’t leave any for home! Guess I’m making another batch tonight!

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    • anotheryegmommy
      at 8:36 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you!!! It’s honestly one of the only salads my kids will eat!

      Reply
  14. Bri
    at 5:11 pm (10 months ago)

    I use miracle whip and omit the sugar.

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    • Alyssa
      at 4:22 pm (3 months ago)

      I was about to ask why it needs sugar?

      Reply
  15. Meagan jones
    at 1:27 pm (9 months ago)

    HI! How many does it serve? I’m the advisor for ADPi & we feed 60 people for Ronald McDonald House every 3 weeks. We want to make it to accompany hot ham & Swiss sliders. But I’m not sure how many times to multiply it!

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    • anotheryegmommy
      at 4:22 pm (9 months ago)

      Hi Meagan,
      This recipe would be good for 8-10 adults. If you end up making it make sure you come back and let me know what everyone thought.?

      Reply
  16. Nadine Miller
    at 8:15 pm (9 months ago)

    I would sap the broccoli just
    A few seconds in the microwave. It sweetens & takes the raw off taste away.
    Easy does it. Yummy!

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  17. Sarah
    at 9:51 am (9 months ago)

    I posted about this recipe with a link to your blog over at onthemoneymeals.blogspot.com. We used light mayonnaise and reduced fat cheese and added sunflower seeds. Thanks for the recipe!

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  18. Rachel
    at 11:00 am (8 months ago)

    This salad is really tasty! I didn’t have broccoli slaw but had everything else, so I just increased the amount of broccoli by 1 cup. I think next time I would use less sugar – it’s a bit sweet for my taste, or possibly use honey, I’m curious to see how that would taste. Only negative I found is that the dressing is extremely liquidy once it’s mixed. It’s like a puddle at the bottom. The flavours are great but I wonder what could make the dressing more thick and creamy. I’m team mayo, so it’s definitely not anything to do with that. Any tips?

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    • Lynda Brechtbill
      at 1:31 pm (7 months ago)

      I use bottled ranch dressing, no sugar, one cup of red grapes!

      Reply
  19. Suzan
    at 9:39 pm (7 months ago)

    Add cherry tomatoes, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds too

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  20. Vicki Williams
    at 12:59 pm (7 months ago)

    I’ve been making this for at least 10 years. Because of being diabetic I use coconut sugar and cider vinegar. I also leave out the onions, allergic to them. Everyone loves this salad.

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  21. Nancy F
    at 9:43 pm (6 months ago)

    Has anyone ever tried using bacon dressing?

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    at 1:50 am (6 months ago)

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  24. Kathy
    at 7:24 am (5 months ago)

    Looks delicious! Can I make it the night before or is it better to make it the same day?

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  25. Jeana Copeland
    at 8:53 am (5 months ago)

    i have made this several times never used the slaw and i use miracle whip always a bit hit with my family

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  26. Ashley
    at 3:40 pm (5 months ago)

    We love this salad!
    My grandmother- in-law gave me a recipe very similar to this except lemon juice instead of vinegar. Also we put green olives in it not raisins. Gives it the salt and a little more tang.
    I shared it with other family members, and that is all they requested from me for months.

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  27. Dena
    at 7:24 pm (3 months ago)

    Made this tonight and it was so delicious! I would not change a thing. My daughters even liked it and they picky eaters.

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  28. Bea
    at 10:12 am (3 months ago)

    OMG… Awesome. I added cranberries. Definitley a new staple in my kitchen

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  29. kylee
    at 6:01 pm (3 months ago)

    wondering if anything besides mayo would work? greek yogurt maybe?

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  30. Maryellen Goss
    at 2:58 pm (2 months ago)

    If you make a day ahead, do you put dressing on the day ahead, or wait till you are serving it?

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  31. Robert
    at 11:43 am (2 months ago)

    I used honey and lemon juice instead of sugar and vinegar.

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  32. JoanF.
    at 10:37 am (2 months ago)

    I live in northern Indiana and our local Kroger Marketplace sells it under the name of Mary Jo’s Broccolli Salad for $6.99 per pound. It is delicious. They make it fresh everyday.

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    • Anita Key
      at 12:52 pm (2 months ago)

      My family lives this! I initiation broccoli slaw and use sunflower seeds! Yummy!

      Reply
  33. teri foskey
    at 12:54 pm (2 months ago)

    I also put red & green grapes (cut in half) 1 head of chopped cauliflower then just before serving 1\2 cup slivered almonds

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    • Terry Trueblood
      at 2:24 am (2 weeks ago)

      The Best Broccoli salad

      Reply
  34. Keven Nelson
    at 5:37 pm (1 month ago)

    I added currents instead of raisins & drained crushed pineapple.

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  35. ALICE SOHNGEN
    at 7:07 pm (4 weeks ago)

    IF YOU CAN’T FIND IT HERE,,,IT’S NOT AVAILABLE. LOVE IT.

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  36. Wendy
    at 2:21 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Hi, so 7 tablespoons of sugar?

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    • Tracy Joyner
      at 7:31 pm (3 weeks ago)

      No, no..just 4 😊
      I use a sugar substitute.

      Reply
  37. Tracy Joyner
    at 7:34 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Mayo with white vinegar has more zing and less sweet than miracle whip version. I tried using apple cider vinegar once but didnt care for it.

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  38. Tracy Joyner
    at 7:42 pm (3 weeks ago)

    People who don’t like brocoli love this salad! I get tagged to bring it to every get together. I never use the slaw in it but have added thin carrot strips with good reviews. I also use 1/2 golden raisins and 1/2 craisins. I dont like regular rsisins..too sweet. The sunflower seeds are a must. Only red onion, not white…and if it is a very strong one, use less or it will over power the other flavors

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  39. Mimi
    at 9:17 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Omg, this is amazing! My teenager tasted it and then grabbed a plate. Awesome way to get veggies into the kids ☺

    Reply

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