Broccoli Bacon Salad with Dried Cherries and Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Broccoli Bacon Salad with Dried Cherries and Sharp Cheddar Cheese

This is a Classic Broccoli Bacon Salad with Dried Cherries and Sharp Cheddar Cheese is deliciously yummy.

It’s an easy and simple side dish to bring together, and everybody at your dinner table will love having seconds.

Once prepared, you will have yourself a salad bowl mixture of delicious appetizing flavors from sweet to tart to savory.

This broccoli salad makes for a wonderful bring along dish to parties, picnics, potlucks, and barbecues.

Close up of a salad spoon with Broccoli Bacon Salad with Dried Cherries and Sharp Cheddar Cheese

With the most most basic ingredients found in any pantry, this broccoli bacon salad is great any time of the year.


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Broccoli Bacon Salad with Dried Cherries and Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Salad Ingredients

4 cups broccoli florets

8 slices smoked bacon, cooked, crumbled

1/2 cup red onion, chopped

1/2 cup dried tart cherries, option to use cranberries

1 cup Sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes

Chopped Red Onions – Dried Tart Cherries – Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Salad Dressing

3/4 cup real mayonnaise

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1/4 cup sugar – optional to use 1/2 cup real maple syrup

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Preparing Dressing

In a small mixing bowl or measuring cup, combine mayonnaise, white vinegar, and sugar and whisk until well-combined. Set aside.

Salad Dressing: Mayonnaise – White Wine Vinegar – Granulated Sugsr

Preparing Salad

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add bacon and cook until crispy, but not burnt.

Remove from skillet and transfer bacon to a plate with a paper towel to absorb bacon fat.

Set aside to cool, then crumble before adding to salad.

Chopped Cooked Bacon

To a large salad bowl add desired amount of dressing.

Next add the chopped broccoli florets, crumbled bacon, chopped onions, dried cherries and cubed Cheddar cheese. Mix until well combined.

Plate and serve with your main dish or as a stand alone dish.

A plate of Broccoli Bacon Salad with Dried Cherries and Sharp Cheddar Cheese

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