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Broccoli Bacon Cherry Salad
This is one of our favorite salads. The perfect anytime salad. Doesn’t it look good! I’m not positive but I think I got this recipe from my sister Mary, way back in the early 90’s. This isn’t the exact recipe Mary gave to me many moons ago. I have tweaked it a little and the result is this version of her salad.
The original recipe was made with fresh broccoli and cauliflower, bacon, onion and cheddar cheese. We took out the cauliflower (dental issues) and doubled the broccoli, added sunflower seeds and dried cherries. We also added red wine vinegar which wasn’t in the original either. The end result is this super salad that everyone loves.
A family favorite for years!
- 5 cups broccoli florets, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, white
- 1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 3/4 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup miracle whip or mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Combine all salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Combine dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined using a fork or wire whisk. Add dressing to salad and mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour.