The girl’s from No Place Like Home are sharing some of our favorite dishes to serve at a cookout, and I am sharing this delicious Broccoli Bacon and Cheddar Salad recipe. When I am planning the side dishes to serve at my cookout, I try to serve something green and this broccoli salad is perfect.
Entertaining friends and family are one of my favorite things to do. My favorite time of year is when it is warm enough to cook outside and to eat outside. I like to prepare all the side dishes ahead of time so that I can sit outside while we cookout and hang out with everyone. Most importantly, I do not want to be in the kitchen cooking while everyone is outside without me.
The great thing about this salad is that it needs to be prepared beforehand. The broccoli needs to marinate in the dressing for a couple of hours so that it can soak up all the deliciousness. I will prepare this salad in the morning that I am having a cookout. One thing that I learned in Culinary School that makes entertaining easier is to prep what you can the day before. For example, the day before the cookout, I chopped the broccoli and the onions and placed the cut veggies in plastic baggies. Prepping and chopping the day before makes entertaining a lot less stressful.
This broccoli salad is quick to prepare, and it is a delicious side dish to go along with whatever you have on the grill.
Broccoli Bacon and Cheddar Salad
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Mix all ingredients for the salad in a bowl.
Mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and pour over salad.
Toss to combine.
Carol from The Red Painted Cottage is sharing her grilled pork chop recipe and they look delicious.
Robin from A Home to Grow Old in is sharing her Ultra Thin Crust Pizza Recipe and this is my favorite thing to grill.
Have a great cookout!