Broccoli salad is a staple at picnics, potlucks, and cookouts. While there are many delicious variations on the basic broccoli salad recipe, we like this one because it’s quick, easy, and full of flavor. Ready in just 10 minutes, and using only 6 ingredients, this broccoli salad recipe is sure to become one of your go-to side dishes.
The key to good broccoli salad is to make it an hour or more before you want to eat it. Leaving the salad to marinate in the refrigerator helps the flavors combine throughout the salad and allows the ingredients to chill; both processes play a critical role in enhancing the flavor of your broccoli salad.
If you’re looking for a broccoli salad recipe that has a nice balance of sweet, smoky, and salty flavors but is still easy to make, try this one. It’s studded with crisp pieces of bacon and sweet red onions.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.