"This was on the table at a potluck cast party/Christmas party, and I hunted down the chef and begged her for the recipe. I'm not usually a nuts-in-nondesserts kind of person, but this stuff is amazing! Trust me, try it..." — tignor
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fresh broccoli, broken into florets
red onion, finely chopped
Wonderful flavor and combination of ingredients It was very popular with my guests. I have one suggestion, however. Next time I will ADD THE CASHEWS AT THE LAST MINUTE and mix to coat with dressing, instead of mixing with other ingredients initially. My cashews were not crisp after sitting in the dressing for several hours ahead of time.
I wanted so bad to try this recipe, and I would hate it if I gave it a bad rating. However, I would not be sincere if I said I liked it. The main problem is that it was overly sweet - the suggested amount of sugar is too much, in my opinion. I like well balanced sweet/savory dishes, but this tasted like a dessert! Also, the sugar/mayo mixture was too thick, and the raisins added even more to the sweetness of the dish. All in all, it is an interesting idea, but the final result was a disappointment. I really wish I could rate it better.
This was good and easy. I did reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup, and I am glad I did as it was plenty sweet enough with the reduced amount and the raisins. I also added the cashews right before serving as others suggested. I will make this again.
I've been buying a salad like this at the supermarket, and was hoping to find the recipe. It's wonderful!I added some sliced water chestnuts for a little extra crunch, and it turned out great!
I used 1/4 c sugar and added the cashews last. I also subbed craisins for raisins. I like that there wasn't a lot of dressing. Plenty sweet. Nice flavor.
I just made this for 4th of July BBQ... wow was it good! I left out the onion and added a large can of drained pineapple chunks - it was killer!!! everybody loved it. Thanks for the recipe
I was a little skeptical when i saw the mayonnaise mixed with sugar (I don't usually have those) but when I made it it tasted incredible! I made it again for a New Year's party and it was really a hit. One thing I do is make about 1.5x more of the mayonnaise/sugar sauce and add just a tad more vinegar so its not as thick, and I also make it with almonds, sliced in half and slightly roasted, and I added some red bell pepper instead of the red onion one time around, which was also really good :)
this is great! my kids love it and this is great for the holidays and easy to make.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Broccoli Cashew Salad
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 342
This tasty salad is perfect for potlucks and buffets.
Fresh broccoli with lots of bacon, grapes, almonds, and a sweet, tangy dressing.
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