Bodacious Broccoli Salad

I had this salad years ago in an Italian restaurant and have been looking for the recipe. It's simply delicious!

Make at least 2 hours in advance to allow flavors to meld.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 heads fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  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.
  4. Combine dressing with salad. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

12 servings

Posted by jerseyjan at Recipe Goldmine 8/24/2001 12:49 pm.

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