Bodacious Broccoli Salad

Bodacious Broccoli Salad


"This recipe is requested at every family gathering. Let it be your next dish that they crave! I like this dish to be prepared at least two hours before serving. Be sure to have copies of the recipe on hand, as everyone will ask for it!"


30 m servings 273 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 273 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 24 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 543 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and crumble.
  2. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, cheese, bacon and onion.
  3. Prepare the dressing in a small bowl by whisking together the red wine vinegar, sugar, pepper, salt, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Combine dressing with salad. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 1282 Ratings


I have made a version of this for years. I thought this one might be a different and delicious change. Not so... This was way too peppery, too much cheese and the red wine vinegar(and the lemon...

This recipe is so good, my whole family loved it. My dad wanted me to make more, so he could take it to work the next day. since he is on a diet, i used non-fat plain yogurt instead of mayo and ...

Had to review this again since I've made it at least 6 to 8 times this summer. It was fabulous the 1st time I made it and has become a favorite. I don't measure ingredients any longer and I var...

I love this salad! I use one head of cauliflower and one head of broccoli and the combination is remarkable. Great for pot-lucks.

I used a yellow onion as that is what I had and it worked fine. I think the cheddar cheese is a must. I would recommend chopping the broccoli rather small in order to incorporate the dressing...

The salad was very good and I will definitely make again. I did not use the recommended amount of pepper after reading the other reviews. I used about 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper.

This was very good. I used a bag of frozen cut broccoli and splenda.

It was great! I bought fresh broccoli floweretts at the bulk food store and chopped them. I also substituted Splenda for the sugar to use in our low-carb diet. My husband really loved it

Loved this dish. It's very pretty and easy to build and delicious. Couple of suggestions especially with some of the negative comments from other reviews in mind. 1st, cook the broccoli, it not ...