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Fresh Broccoli Salad Recipe
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Fresh Broccoli Salad
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  • READY IN 30 mins

Fresh Broccoli Salad

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"This is a yummy summer salad that uses an interesting combination of fruits, vegetables and meats. Before you decide you won't like it, try it. You'll be pleasantly surprised. You can add an extra head of broccoli, if you like."

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Original recipe makes 8 to 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place bacon in a deep skillet and cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Cool and crumble.
  2. Cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces and cut the onion into thin bite-size slices. Combine with the bacon, raisins, your favorite nuts and mix well.
  3. To prepare the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together until smooth. Stir into the salad, let chill and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 26, 2005

Very tasty salad. Sweet like a coleslaw. I followed the recipe to the letter, except that I think I put in a bit more broccoli, used red wine vinegar, and I heeded the warning of others and went easy on the onion. I found that just after I mixed it up, the onion was very strong. I made it up the evening before I was going to use it, and the next day, the onion flavor was barely noticeable. I ended up adding more onion. I think that either the vinegar or the mayo chemically "cooked" the onion and mellowed it out. With this salad, I would say that it's important that it sit for at least a few hours in the refrigerator before serving to let the onions settle down.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 14, 2011

Very plain. And way too many onions. Would be better with a few modifications. Less sugar, less onion, and some salt.

Apr 06, 2005

This is a great recipe and is almost identical to one I've been making for years. I only use 1/4 of the red onion, otherwise it is too strong for our taste; also, I use sunflower seeds and apple cider vinegar instead of almonds and white wine vinegar. For an absolutely awesome pasta salad, add (2) 9-oz. pkgs. of cheese-filled tortellini, cooked al dente, then well-drained and cooled. It makes a terrific picnic and potluck pasta salad and always gets rave reviews.

Apr 23, 2005

This is an awesome salad. I do tweek it a bit. I use golden raisins or red grapes instead of raisin. I also use 1/4 cup sour cream with 3/4 cup mayo, to lighten the dressing a bit. It is an awesome salad that always gets raves and devoured very time I serve it. My dutch friends have never had a dish like this and always request I bring this to their BBQ parties. This is a wonderful salad.

Jun 02, 2004

Very good recipe, however, I did make a few modifications. I used turkey bacon, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds in place of the bacon, raisins & almonds. I reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup, and used Balsamic vinegar. My husband, who won't touch a raisin and thought he didn't like dried cranberries, asked for seconds!! Next time I will try it with reduced fat mayonaise.

Mar 11, 2004

A WONDERFUL recipe! Over these many years this has become one of my family's traditional Christmas dinner salads. I use red-wine vinegar, hot water "plumped" golden raisins and toasted sunflower seeds. "Wheat berries" are also a good choice to use in this salad. You can prepare everything a day ahead, refrigerate in a plastic bag with a towel in the bottom--to keep the vegetables crisp, and assemble just before serving--my option, to save last-minute preparation time. [This year, 2003, I used cashew nuts and my family said it was the best I had ever made!]

Jul 13, 2011

I love this salad! I have made many adjustments at different times, but my rating is based on this recipe as written. I just don't understand why people will rate a recipe when they have modified nearly every ingredient!

Sep 20, 2012

Great recipe!!!!!11 I follow it exactly, except I use only bacon and no broccoli! I also substitute the mayonnaise with melted butter! And no raisins.


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  • Calories
  • 374 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 27.2 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 353 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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