Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese

What is summer without broccoli salad?
Spotting a broccoli salad recipe at a summer BBQ is almost as common as spying potato salad. Sure, you can buy a version at the grocery store deli, but this Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese is so tasty and simple (plus a tiny bit healthier with the addition of Greek yogurt), you’ll never go back to store-bought broccoli salad again.
What do you put in a broccoli salad recipe?

Our Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese ups the ante in a delicious way with the addition of crunchy bacon, sweet craisins, salty pumpkin seeds and rich and tangy Kerrygold Skellig Sweet Cheddar Cheese.
A lot of dressings for broccoli salad are the same: mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Our dressing uses Greek yogurt to replace some of the mayonnaise and includes only a modest tablespoon of honey. The result is still creamy and rich but not quite as heavy or sweet. As a result, the flavors of the individual ingredients really shine through.
Need a side dish for your next summer BBQ or potluck? Make a batch of this Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese, and watch it disappear!

Easy Broccoli Salad

1/3 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
salt and pepper
6 cups coarsely chopped broccoli florets
¼ cup diced red onion
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 ounces diced Kerrygold Skellig Cheese
1/3 cup craisins
1/3 cup roasted and lightly salted pepitas

To make the dressing:
1. Whisk together mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar and honey and season to taste with salt & pepper. Set aside.

To make the salad:
1. Combine broccoli, onion, bacon, cheese, craisins and pepitas in a large bowl. Stir in dressing until thoroughly incorporated. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Serve cold.

Source: Kerrygold USA

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