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Copycat Costco Broccoli Salad Recipe

Copycat Costco Broccoli Salad Recipe

This copycat Costco Broccoli Salad recipe is a healthy and flavorful dish that you can make at home. It is low-cost, great as a side salad or main course, and perfect for any occasion.

Costco seems to have an amazing broccoli salad that people are talking about. Costco’s broccoli salad is so good that it has gone viral and is being talked about by people all over the internet.

This easy broccoli salad is one of my favorite summer salads. It’s the perfect side dish for any get-together and it’s always a crowd pleaser.

Broccoli Salad

How would you like to have a yummy and healthy broccoli salad recipe that will only cost $8 for the entire recipe? This amazing recipe is easy to make, only takes about 30 minutes and is perfect for potlucks or summer BBQs.

This easy salad is made with crispy bacon bits, raw broccoli, cheese and more all mixed up with a creamy dressing. This tasty dish will blow your mind!

This delicious salad is great because it pairs well with many different types of foods and has lots of protein so it’ll keep you going throughout the day! 

Broccoli Salad

This dish is also perfect for summer as it can be served cold or warm. I personally prefer to serve it cold so that the broccoli retains its crunchiness. It also helps if you make the ingredients the day before so they can marinate well together overnight.

The best part about this great recipe is that there are no complicated instructions or cooking skills required to make this dish. It only takes about 10 minutes of cutting and mixing ingredients and then you’re done! You’ll find that this will quickly become your new favorite salad!

Broccoli Salad

How to Make Easy Broccoli Salad Recipes

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Broccoli Salad
  • 2 Heads of Fresh Broccoli (about 8 cups chopped) 
  • 1/3 Cup Diced Red Onion 
  • 1/3 Cup Shelled Sunflower Seeds 
  • ½ Cup of Craisins
  • 1 package of Bacon (Cooked crispy) 
  • ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese 

For the dressing

  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise 
  • ¼ Cup Sugar or your favorite sugar substitute
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar 
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice 

Finely chop broccoli into bite size pieces – broccoli stems and broccoli florets – and place in a large bowl. 

Broccoli Salad

Add in onions, sunflower seeds, cranberries, and cheddar cheese. Crumble bacon into small pieces and add it to the bowl. Stir ingredients until everything is well mixed. 

Broccoli Salad

In a medium size bowl combine mayo, sugar, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. Stir until well mixed. 

Pour the delicious dressing over your broccoli mixture and fold in until everything is evenly coated. 

Broccoli Salad

Serve this great dish immediately or cover in an airtight container and refrigerate. 

Favorite Ways to Serve Traditional Broccoli Salad

It’s always a good time to enjoy this simple salad! But some of my favorite times to make it are for:

  • summer parties
  • summer picnics
  • potlucks
  • for side dishes at BBQ’s and meals
  • at family gatherings
  • Or just because I am craving my favorite recipe
Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad Variations

I love how this great salad can really be customized to your preferences.

  • Swap out the mayo in the tangy dressing and use vegan mayonnaise, plain greek yogurt, miracle whip or salad dressing
  • No apple cider vinegar? Use white wine vinegar or red wine vinegar instead.
  • Use pumpkin seeds or a half cup raisins
  • add sweet tomatoes, instead of crunchy broccoli try broccoli slaw
  • add extra bacon or just a few strips bacon
Broccoli Salad

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Broccoli Salad

Copycat Costco Broccoli Salad Recipe

Yield: 8 cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
This copycat Costco Broccoli Salad recipe is a healthy and flavorful dish that you can make at home. It is low-cost, great as a side salad or main course, and perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 2 Heads of Broccoli (about 8 cups chopped)
  • 1/3 Cup Diced Red Onion
  • 1/3 Cup Shelled Sunflower Seeds
  • ½ Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 package of Bacon (Cooked crispy)
  • ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • For the dressing-
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

Instructions

    1. Finely chop broccoli and place in a large bowl. 
    2. Add in onions, sunflower seeds, cranberries, and cheddar cheese.
    3. Crumble bacon and add it to the bowl.
    4. Stir ingredients until everything is well mixed. 
    5. In a medium size bowl combine mayo, sugar, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice.
    6. Stir until well mixed. 
    7. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture, fold in until everything is evenly coated. 
    8. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. 

Notes

For best results, let your salad sit in the fridge to let the flavors meld together.

Copycat Costco Broccoli Salad can be served cold or warm.

It also helps if you make the ingredients the day before so they can marinate well together overnight.

I love how this great salad can really be customized to your preferences.

Broccoli Salad variations:

  • Swap out the mayo in the tangy dressing and use vegan mayonnaise, plain greek yogurt, miracle whip or salad dressing
  • No apple cider vinegar? Use white wine vinegar or red wine vinegar instead.
  • Use pumpkin seeds or a half cup raisins
  • add sweet tomatoes, instead of crunchy broccoli try broccoli slaw
  • add extra bacon or just a few strips bacon

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