Mouth-watering Broccoli Salad recipe with bacon, grapes, blue cheese, and walnuts, in a Dijon cider vinaigrette. Sweet and savory broccoli bacon salad is perfect for any occasion, any season of the year!
In a mixing bowl, combine BROCCOLI, GRAPES, BACON, ONIONS, BLUE CHEESE, and WALNUTS; chill until ready to use. * see recipe footnote about broccoli
For the dressing
Whisk together VINEGAR, MAPLE SYRUP, DIJON, SALT, and PEPPER; drizzle in OLIVE OIL and whisk rapidly to form creamy dressing; chill until ready to use.
To serve, toss broccoli salad with vinaigrette. Serve chilled.
All salad components can be made in advance and stored separately up to two days.
SHOULD I STEAM THE BROCCOLI FOR BROCCOLI SALAD?
I prefer to keep the broccoli raw in this salad however you are welcome to steam it if you prefer. If you do, I recommend lightly steaming followed by an ice bath (also called blanching). I enjoy the crunch of raw broccoli in this salad and I feel like I’m achieving my veggie quota in the most delicious way.