Easy Southern Broccoli Salad Recipe
Easy Southern Broccoli Salad is a healthy, make-ahead, delicious, cold salad, loaded with fresh broccoli, cranberries, pecans, cheese, tomatoes, and bacon!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
- 3 stalks broccoli
- 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries
- 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese cut into small chunks
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cup pecans toasted
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- Pinch of kosher salt
- Pinch of ground black pepper
Rinse and drain the broccoli. Cut off the stalks and cut the florets into small bite-size pieces.
Place the broccoli in a large bowl. Add the bacon, cranberries, cheese, cherry tomatoes and pecans. Toss to combine. Set aside.
Combine the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, and sugar in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
Pour the dressing over the broccoli and toss gently to coat all of the ingredients with the dressing.
Can be served immediately, but this salad is best if covered and refrigerated for up to 24-hours before serving to allow the flavors to develop.
Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 67.7mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 1.3mg