Southern Broccoli Salad


For lunch today with our chicken salad croissant, I decided to make a broccoli salad. This is a southern broccoli salad because this recipe uses Duke’s mayonnaise. Everyone in the south uses and love Dukes Mayo. The dressing is sweet but also has a little tartness from the white vinegar, it makes this recipe very delicious!

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup Mayonnaise (Dukes Mayo)
1 teaspoon white vinegar

raisins, add to taste – I generally add a hand full
small red onion, add to taste
bacon, 3-4 strips cooked or use real bacon bits in a jar
Cheddar cheese

Start by washing and cutting the broccoli into bit size pieces. Cook 3-4 strips of bacon or use the real bacon bits in a jar. Let the bacon drain, then chop into bits. Chop small red onion, add as much or little as you like.

Combine all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and mix well.

Just before you are ready to serve, add the cut broccoli, onion and raisins into a bowl and stir in the dressing. Then top with the cheese and bacon.




What is your favorite cold salad, broccoli, pasta, etc? If you have posted your favorite salad recipe, please comment and share a link back to your recipe!




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32 thoughts on “Southern Broccoli Salad

  1. That maple board is lovely Michael. I made a nice dressing at the weekend with walnuts, olive oil and lemon juice… will have to try it again and post it some time! 🙂

  2. I’ve never had broccoli salad but I love the way it sounds, I have also never had Duke’s mayo but I have to find it and try, I love pasta salads mixed with vegetables and a creamy dressing is my preference. I especially like to use tortellini. That board is just gorgeous.

  3. I love this salad (though up north we use Hellman’s). Now I’m bummed as I don’t think I had any this summer…I may just have to make a batch for myself 🙂

    • You should give it a try sometimes~! Duke’s is made here in Greenville where I live and it is good, very different than Hellmans! Your creamy pasta salad looks wonderful, I am planning to make it this weekend! 🙂

  4. Growing up in small town NC I saw my share of Duke’s. This is a tasty salad and hope you enjoyed that delicious-looking meal. What a fine piece of flame maple you scored for that board–gorgeous figure.

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