Mozzarella Bacon Broccoli Salad with fresh crisp broccoli, red onion, mozzarella cheese chunks, peas, and bacon. It's covered in an easy sweet mayonnaise based dressing. Bacon broccoli salad is a great side dish recipe with only a few ingredients needed.
Keyword bacon broccoli salad, broccoli salad with cheese and bacon
Prep Time 20minutes
Fridge Time 4hours
Total Time 4hours20minutes
Servings 10people (1 cup each)
Author Jessica - Together as Family
2lbsfresh broccoli trimmed and chopped
1bar (8 oz)mozzarella cheesechopped small
1red onionfinely diced
1½cupsthawed frozen peas
1cupcooked and crumbled bacon
½cupgranulated sugaruse less if wanted
1tablespoonapple cider vinegar
Combine the chopped broccoli, cheese chunks, red onion, peas, and bacon into a large mixing bowl.
In a smaller bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients and stir to combine. Pour over the broccoli salad and mix together until it's well combined.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours before serving, or it can also be refrigerated overnight before serving. Store leftovers covered in the fridge. I love this salad as leftovers. The broccoli stays crisp and the flavors get better and better.
Broccoli : I use a bag (32 oz) of fresh broccoli that has already been chopped and trimmed. You will find this in the produce section by the bagged salad mixes. I don't like hardly any stem on my broccoli chunks so I will trim it off. I also prefer small chunks of broccoli so I will chop the broccoli into smaller pieces. You could also just buy some broccoli florets and trim the stems off and chop the broccoli. Red Onion : Use as much or as little as you prefer. I use half of a red onion when I make this. Bacon : You need about 10-12 slices of bacon to get 1 cup of chopped bacon. You could also use bacon bits or the microwave bacon. I use the microwave bacon from Costco because it cooks up so well and it's crispy.