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broccoli salad with spoon

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad is always a favorite thanks to a delicious mixture of simple ingredients giving a sweet-tangy flavor and perfect crunch!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 1-cup servings
Calories 386kcal
Author Toni Dash


Broccoli Salad

  • 5-6 cups fresh Broccoli florets aproximately 2-2 ½ broccoli heads
  • 1 cup sharp Cheddar Cheese thickly shredded or cubed
  • 2/3 cup dried Cranberries
  • ½ cup Bacon cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup salted Sunflower Seeds
  • ½ cup diced Red Onion


  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Sour Cream
  • 1 ½ tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Black Pepper or to taste


  • In a large mixing bowl combine broccoli florets, cheddar cheese, dried cranberries, bacon, sunflower seeds, and diced red onion. Set aside.
  • In a separate smaller mixing bowl, make dressing by stirring together mayonnaise, sour cream, white vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing into broccoli mixture and stir until incorporated.
  • Chill for 2-3 hours for best flavor or serve right away. Enjoy!


Cheddar Cheese

Finely grated cheese does not mix well with the other ingredients to evenly distribute through the salad or provide a bite of great flavor. Use thickly grated or cubed cheese for this recipe.

Mixing the Recipe

Use a large mixing bowl with plenty of space to allow room for mixing the salad ingredients and the dressing to well coat.


Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 519mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 554IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 1mg