Amish Broccoli Salad

Lunch, Main Dish, Salad, Side Dishes


1 lb chopped broccoli (0.45 kg)

1 lb chopped cauliflower (0.45 kg)

(chopped into very small chunks)

1/2 lb bacon, fried and crumbled (0.2 kg)

(about 7 slices)

2 cups grated Smoked Gouda, OR (500 mL)

Cheddar cheese, divided

1 cup mayonnaise (250 mL)

1 cup sour cream (250 mL)

Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) NO CARB sweetener (125 mL) OPTIONAL!!

to equal 1/2 cup sugar sweetness

(this is optional...but the sweet taste is popular in this)

1/2 tsp salt, OR to taste (2 mL)


In large salad bowl or trifle bowl, combine broccoli, cauliflower, bacon and 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Smoked Gouda or Cheddar cheese. In medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, liquid sweetener and salt. Stir the creamy mixture into the broccoli salad. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Cover the salad bowl with plastic wrap and chill before serving.

Variations: Leave out the cauliflower and use only broccoli. Add some chopped or sliced red onions. Replace the cauliflower with diced cooked chicken. Maybe add in some chopped, hard boiled eggs.