Vegetarian Bodacious Broccoli Salad Recipe -
Vegetarian Bodacious Broccoli Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Vegetarian Bodacious Broccoli Salad

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"Chopped broccoli, crumbly bacon, lots of grated cheese, and red onion are doused with a lovely red wine vinegar and mayonnaise dressing, and chilled."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Cook bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain fat and crumble bacon.
  2. Mix broccoli, cauliflower, Cheddar cheese, onion, and crumbled bacon together in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, red wine vinegar, sugar, ground black pepper, salt, and lemon juice in a bowl until thick and creamy. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
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Aug 17, 2013

I followed the recipe exact, only using REAL bacon bits because I don't ordinarily keep vegetarian bacon on hand and omitting the sugar because we don't care for sweet salads. This is one of the best broccoli salads we have had in a long time. I especially loved the combination of broccoli and cauliflower and there was just enough of everything (bacon, cheese, dressing) without being overwhelming. GREAT salad!

Oct 22, 2014

This was so good. Did not have cauliflower so I used what I had in the house. Celery,avocado, cranraisins,slivered almonds, red pepper, and of course the broccoli, purple onion and the delicious dressing. I think you can add anything and it will be delicious. My guests loved it.

Jan 11, 2015

Cut the black pepper in HALF!

Jul 03, 2014

Great for a picnic! I used a food processor to shred my cheese and chop my veggies for a super quick prep. Subbed simulated bacon bits to taste (lots!) and low fat sour cream for the yogurt. Delish!

Sep 02, 2013

This is AWESOME! I followed the recipe except I used real bacon and I also subbed sour cream for plain yogurt. So wonderfully yummy! Will definitely be making this one again.


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  • Calories
  • 133 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 422 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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