Rainbow Broccoli Salad

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Broccoli is an incredibly diverse veggie! It can be enjoyed raw, or in a variety of dishes! In this Rainbow Broccoli Salad recipe, the veggie steals the show and entices your family to go back for a second helping of veggies!

Rainbow Broccoli Salad is loaded with flavor and color! This is the perfect potluck salad or side for any barbecue with a colorful helping of veggies, a quick easy homemade dressing and a sprinkle of bacon and cheddar!

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This salad is packed full of amazing flavors! I think most of us have had (and loved) broccoli salad with bacon and grapes but adding in more veggies just adds extra flavor and crunch!  Of course, the broccoli is the star of the show in this side dish, but the purple cabbage, carrot, onion, and peppers all play important supporting roles with this salad!

Rainbow Broccoli Salad is loaded with flavor and color! This is the perfect potluck salad or side for any barbecue with a colorful helping of veggies, a quick easy homemade dressing and a sprinkle of bacon and cheddar!

Rainbow Broccoli Salad brings a delicious helping of color to your plate and pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes from chicken on the grill to pizza night!

The easy homemade dressing is creamy and delicious  with just a few simple ingredients you likely already have on hand!  If you like nuts or sunflower seeds, they also make a great addition to this salad.  (And if you’re looking for a vegetarian broccoli salad, this can easily be made with no bacon)!

Rainbow Broccoli Salad is loaded with flavor and color! This is the perfect potluck salad or side for any barbecue with a colorful helping of veggies, a quick easy homemade dressing and a sprinkle of bacon and cheddar!

Your family and friends are going to ask you for this recipe if you take this salad along to any BBQs or Picnics this spring… so be sure to print a few extra copies!

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* White Vinegar * Mayonnaise *Bacon Bits*

Rainbow Broccoli Salad

Broccoli is an incredibly diverse veggie! It can be enjoyed raw, or in a variety of dishes! In this Rainbow Broccoli Salad recipe, the veggie steals the show and entices your family to go back for a second helping of veggies!

Ingredients:

  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 red pepper , diced
  • 1 yellow pepper , diced
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese , diced
  • 3/4 cup shredded or julienned carrot
  • 1 cup chopped purple cabbage
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits

Dressing

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions:

  1. Set aside 1 tablespoon bacon bits for garnish.
  2. Toss all vegetables, cheese and bacon in a large bowl.
  3. Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl, add to vegetables and toss to combine.
  4. Garnish with reserved bacon bits and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Notes:

Optional: Add 1/4 cup sunflower seeds or chopped nuts.

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Rainbow Broccoli Salad is loaded with flavor and color! This is the perfect potluck salad or side for any barbecue with a colorful helping of veggies, a quick easy homemade dressing and a sprinkle of bacon and cheddar!

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

19 comments on “Rainbow Broccoli Salad”

  1. I already commented but this turned out not only pretty but even the kids loved all the veggies and cheese.  It will be made again soon!  

  2. Today is 2017 turkey day – made this early – homemade sauce – added craisins.  After it sets up I am confident it will be delicious.  Next time tho I will have individual bowls for ingredients and put together at same time with dressing.  I put it all together last night but didn’t do dressing till this morning.  

  3. Thanks for sharing this delicious broccoli salad! I made this tonight & used 3 slices bacon crumbled, instead of the bacon bits.

  4. What a beauty as I’m loving all of the colors in this nutritious salad?!?!? Thanks for sharing!!

  5. So bright and fresh! Looks delish!

  6. Now THIS is the way to get lots of veggies into my kiddoes.

  7. I’ve always loved broccoli prepared every which way!

  8. This is so vibrant and pretty. What a delicious way to welcome spring!

  9. This looks delicious… and it’s healthy! Broccoli is usually a love it or hate it veggie… personally I think it tastes really good in a salad!
    Aleeha xXx

  10. Thank you for the nice recipes. Have a wonderful week.

  11. This is such a beautiful salad! You eat with your eyes first, right? :) It’s so delicious and good for you, too! I think an addition of chopped mango would be awesome, too.

  12. Broccoli salad is one of my favorite things ever!! I adore broccoli and then that tangy-sweet dressing…so good! Love the rainbow version!

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