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The best Broccoli Bacon Salad

Looking for a good broccoli salad? Look no further! Today at the Traditional Cooking School, I'm sharing my never-get-tired-of-it, tried-and-true Bacon Broccoli Salad recipe.

I suppose it is a bit presumptuous of me to share this recipe a few months ahead of broccoli season, but — trust me — you'll want this recipe in hand when your kitchen overflows with green florets later this summer.

During broccoli season, we eat broccoli at nearly every meal, and it's typically served in one of two ways: either simply steamed or as this broccoli salad, which is easy, quick, tangy, creamy, and sweet. The real surprise highlight of this salad is the inclusion of red onion. Somehow it just makes the other flavors sing.

The optional avocado is also a surprisingly tasty addition. I like to use it when I know the salad will be sitting out for several hours (say at a midsummer potluck picnic) and I prefer to avoid mayonnaise. Avocado, bacon, and red onion were just meant to be together, don't you think? I still prefer the mayo as an everyday option, but try it with the avocado at least once. 🙂

So, from my table to yours, may you enjoy this recipe all summer long! 🙂

Click here to see the recipe at the Traditional Cooking School.

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