With the 4th of July picnics and potlucks just around the corner (um…NEXT WEEK!) here is my favorite tried and true summer salad that always gets rave reviews. In addition to the mild cheddar cheese, I always add a handful or two of sharp white cheddar. Just a personal preference…you really can’t mess this on up! Happy fireworks everyone! Enjoy!
6 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
12 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1.In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, cheese and onion. Combine the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar; pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Just before serving, stir in the bacon.
Make it a Gift: Tell the hostess to “just keep the dish”…purchase a picnic fare cookbook and a unique tupperware-like (travel friendly container). I love these stars and stripes bowls!!! One for you, two for me!