Broccoli salad is so easy to make and perfect for cookouts, potlucks, picnics, or just meals at home. The way the flavors all come together, and the sweet & salty are balanced, makes this salad disappear quickly. My family actually eats fresh vegetables with this salad… willingly and happily!
5-6 cups broccoli florets
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese – the thicker shred, not finely shredded
⅔ cup dried cranberries
½ cup crumbled crispy bacon
½ cup salted sunflower seeds
⅓ cup red onion diced into small pieces
¾ cup mayo – I like to use olive oil mayo.
¼ cup sour cream
1 ½ Tbsp. white wine vinegar
3 Tbsp. sugar
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
Combine broccoli florets, cheddar cheese, dried cranberries, bacon, sunflower seeds, and onion in a large bowl.
In a separate, small bowl, whisk together mayo, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper until smooth and well-combined.
Pour dressing over broccoli combination and toss or stir well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
You can serve Broccoli Salad immediately, but for the best flavor refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
Make sure to toss broccoli salad thoroughly again before serving.
Refrigerate the salad if not serving immediately.