This easy broccoli salad recipe with creamy homemade dressing is the perfect side dish for any dinner and holiday party! The crunchy vegetables combined with salty crisp bacon, sweet cranberries, and creamy mayonnaise dressing for the perfect balance of flavors.
To ensure no water from the washed broccoli goes into the creamy homemade dressing, leave the fresh broccoli florets to drain in a colander for 30 minutes before preparing the salad.
For best results and flavor, chill the prepared broccoli salad overnight in the fridge to give the florets a chance to soak up the broccoli salad dressing. Doing so results in a more flavorsome broccoli salad.