Broccoli Salad is a flavorful side dish. It is a perfect combination of sweet and savory. Bacon and red onion add a lot of flavor while currants and a slightly sweet dressing provide a delicious sweet contrast. It is easy to make with just a few ingredients. If you cannot find currants, you can use raisins in the recipe.
This is a great side dish for a summer cookout or a light summer luncheon. It pairs well with just about anything you will be grilling. Broccoli Salad can be made ahead of time. It is one of those recipes that becomes more flavorful as it sits.
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- 1 head of broccoli cut into florets
- ½ cup chopped red onions
- ¼ cup currants (raisins can be substituted)
- 3 slices bacon (cooked crisp and finely chopped)
- ⅔ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons white sugar
Steam or simmer the broccoli until slightly tender. Place it into a colander and rinse it with cold water to stop the cooking process.
Place the bacon in a medium skillet and and cook it over medium low heat , turning as needed, until it is evenly browned, about 5-8 minutes. Remove from the pan and place it on paper towels to absorb the fat. Crumble.
Place the broccoli into a large bowl Add the onions, currants, and cooked bacon to the broccoli. Mix well.
Whisk the mayonnaise, cider vinegar and sugar well in a small bowl. Combine the dressing with the salad ingredients.
Chill the salad for 30 minutes so the flavors combine before serving. Add salt and pepper to taste.