Broccoli Salad Cold an Easy Recipe for Summer

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Broccoli salad cold is best for backyard BBQs or summer events. Plus, this easy recipe adds eggs to make a delicious summer side dish.

We have always enjoyed broccoli salad. It’s a staple at many of our family gatherings, especially during the summer months. At any of our gatherings, you will always find broccoli salad and egg salad.

I had never tried a broccoli salad cold with eggs though. When I did, I realized my old summer broccoli salad recipe was missing something. After trying this recipe, I realized it was missing eggs.

Broccoli Salad Cold

I mean, doesn’t that look delicious!

You can see the bits of cheese, the bacon crumbles, and slivers of egg in that just brings the broccoli salad to life.

In our house, bacon can go with just about anything! It just adds that extra bit of flavor to your dishes, especially salads and bacon appetizers.

Broccoli Salad Cold an Easy Recipe for Summer

It’s amazing! It’s full of flavor, easy to make, and will be a hit at any summer gathering.

Easy Broccoli Salad Cold & Delicious

Cold Broccoli Salad

More summer side dishes:

How to Make Broccoli Salad Cold

This is a really easy recipe to make. It only takes about 10 minutes to put together and then you just let it chill.

You can make it ahead of time, so that when you are ready you can just pull it out and spoon some onto a plate.

  • This recipes make about 6 servings
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Chill time: about 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 broccoli heads, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup sunflower kernels
  • 5 strips bacon, cooked and chopped (can use 1/4 cup or so of real bacon bits)
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped

*You can use real bacon bits, but we prefer cooked bacon because it adds more flavor.

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the mayo, sugar, and vinegar until well combined. Set it aside for later.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the broccoli, chopped red onion, cheddar cheese, sunflower kernels, bacon, and chopped eggs.
  3. Pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture and stir until all the broccoli mixture is coated.
  4. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
How to Make Broccoli Salad

If you are anything like me, you want your recipe on paper. I find it easier to follow, so below is a printable version of the cold broccoli salad recipe.

Just print out the recipe below and then you will have it on hand for when you are ready to make it.

Broccoli Salad Cold

Easy Cold Broccoli Salad Recipe

Broccoli salad cold is best for backyard BBQs or summer events. Plus, this easy recipe adds eggs to make a delicious summer side dish.
Prep Time 10 mins
1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 c mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 broccoli heads, chopped
  • 1 c chopped red onion
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c sunflower kernels
  • 5 strips strips bacon, cooked and chopped (can use 1/4 cup or so of real bacon bits)
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the dressing by whisking together the mayo, sugar, and vinegar until well combined. Set it aside for later.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the broccoli, chopped red onion, cheddar cheese, sunflower kernels, bacon, and chopped eggs.
  • Pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture and stir until all the broccoli mixture is coated.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
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