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Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Amy Burke Photo by: Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Amy Burke

Chubba Bubba's Broccoli Salad

This easy version of broccoli salad features frozen broccoli plus cauliflower and chopped carrot for added color and crispness.

Southern Living DECEMBER 2010

  • Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
  • Total:1 Hour, 25 Minutes


  • 1/2 (16-oz.) package bacon
  • 1 (12-oz.) package broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1 (10-oz.) package cauliflower florets, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar


1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon.

2. Cook broccoli and cauliflower in boiling salted water to cover 2 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain well. Place cauliflower and broccoli in a large bowl. Add cheese, carrot, and onion.

3. Stir together mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar. Pour over cauliflower mixture; toss to coat. Top with bacon. Cover and chill 1 to 8 hours.


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