Broccoli Salad is one of my all time favorite salads and the PERFECT salad dish for the holidays! I have seen lots of versions of this salad. Some contain raisins. Some don't have bacon. Some DON'T EVEN HAVE CHEESE???? Can you even imagine???? Blasphemy.
3 heads of Broccoli
12 oz bacon, diced and cooked crispy
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 large red onion, very finley diced
For the dressing
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 TBSP apple cider vinegar
Chop the washed broccoli florets into bite sized pieces and discard the stems. Place the chopped broccoli florets on some paper towels to get the excess water to drain. You do NOT want any water in your broccoli salad. While it is drying, you can be preparing the bacon, dicing onions and shredding the cheese. In a large bowl, combine the chopped broccoli, onions, cheese and bacon pieces. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Pour over the broccoli salad and mix thoroughly. Chill in the fridge overnight. Stir once or twice over the next 12 hours. Serve the next day.