Charred Broccoli Salad

This delightful salad combines the earthy sweetness of charred Colorado Proud broccoli with local red onions, juicy bacon, and a vinaigrette of your choosing. With its colorful assortment of flavors and textures, this salad is not only visually appealing but also bursting with wholesome goodness. Happy Cooking, Chef Jason

Chef Jason K. Morse, CEC  |  Ace Hardware Grill Expert  |  Owner, 5280 Culinary


  • 4 Heads Broccoli, Crowns
    • Trimmed, stemmed, and cut
  • 2 Onions, Red, Small
    • Peeled and cut into thick slices
  • 12 pc Bacon, Applewood, Thick
    • Cooked and chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt, Kosher, To Taste
  • Pepper, Black, Fresh Ground, To Taste
  • Dressing of Your Choice (Balsamic Vinaigrette, Apple Vinaigrette, Ginger Sesame or Other)


  1. Preheat Grill to 400 degrees and setup for direct grilling
  2. Prep Broccoli as instructed above and place into a large pan
  3. Drizzle with oil and season to taste
  4. Prep red onions as instructed above and place onto a pan, oil both sides and season to taste
  5. Cook bacon and allow to cool.  Chop once cooled
  6. Grill broccoli on both sides and until desired char is reached. Approx 4-5 minutes per
  7. While broccoli is grilling add the onions and cook for 4-5 minutes per side
  8. When broccoli and onions are done, remove from the grill and cool
  9. When cool, place in fridge to chill completely
  10. Rough chop the broccoli and place into a bowl
  11. Rough cut the red onion slices in half and add to the broccoli
  12. Add the cooked, chopped bacon to the bowl
  13. Drizzle with your choice of dressing
  14. Mix well to combine and serve
  15. Salad is best served chilled

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