Brocoli Salad

This is a recipe that my mother-in-law first introduced me to. To be honest I was a bit dubious about the raw broccoli but it turned out to be absolutely delicious!  A great side dish for a summer BBQ, especially a steak, and a nice alternative to coleslaw.


  • 1 Head of Broccoli
  • 1 Medium Sized Red Onion
  • A Good Handful of Grated Cheddar Cheese (I use a mature cheddar)
  • 4 Tablespoons of Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons of Vinegar (Red, White Wine or Cider)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Sugar


  • Cut the broccoli up into florets.
  • Dice the onion as small as you can.
  • Grate the cheese.
  • For the sauce: Mix the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar together.
  • Then stir all the ingredients together. I find it best if you make it the day before or at least the morning before you want to eat it.


Helen Edwardson