Chopped Vegetable Salad with Aged Cheddar

from ButterYum
makes 12 servings


For the salad:

  • 1 bunch broccoli, florets chopped

  • 1 head cauliflower, florets chopped

  • 6-8 slices of cooked bacon, chopped

  • 1/2 red onion, chopped fine

  • 1 1/2 cups cubed extra sharp cheddar

  • Optional ingredients: cubed ham, chopped carrots, chopped cashews, raisins, dried cranberries, dried cherries, etc.

For the dressing:

  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar (or your favorite)

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 1 cup mayonnaise (can also substitute plain yogurt)

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients and pour over the veggies; stir well and chill before serving.