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This is the broccoli salad you will get special requests for. The combination of bacon, sour cream, mayonnaise, scallions and Cheddar is hard to resist. And the addition of rice vinegar or cider vinegar sharpens all the flavors.

EatingWell.com, May 2022; updated November 2022


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon fat. Chop the bacon when cool enough to handle.

  • Whisk sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, pepper and the reserved bacon fat together in a large bowl. Add broccoli, scallions, cheese and the chopped bacon. Stir to coat with the dressing.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

generous 3/4 cup
191 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 4g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 1g; fat 17g; saturated fat 6g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 5g; cholesterol 27mg; vitamin a iu 1668IU; vitamin b3 niacin 1mg; vitamin c 46mg; vitamin d iu 5IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 42mg; vitamin k 33mg; sodium 229mg; calcium 106mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 19mg; phosphorus 106mg; potassium 225mg; zinc 1mg; omega 3 fatty acid 1g; omega 6 fatty acid 5g; niacin equivalents 3mg; selenium 8mcg.