1399 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1162
  • 4 star values: 190
  • 3 star values: 33
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 9

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.

Nora
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place bacon in a deep skillet and cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Cool and crumble.

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  • 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.

  • To prepare the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together until smooth. Stir into the salad, let chill and serve.

Nutrition Facts

374 calories; 27.2 g total fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 353 mg sodium. 28.5 g carbohydrates; 7.3 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2005
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/29/2012
There are many better recipes for broccoli salad on AR. This one tastes candy sweet to me. If you don't care for a really sweet salad try one of the others of your preference (mine is about 1-2 Tbsp. each sugar & vinegar per cup of mayo) and rate the dressing you like instead of cutting the sugar in this one and then giving it 5 stars. Read More
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1399 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1162
  • 4 star values: 190
  • 3 star values: 33
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
Very versatile and portable used diet mayo the raisins really add to it but soften by running under hot water in a sieve to plump them up. Healthy and Yummy!! Got too happy with the bulk food section and bought too many almonds and raisons and sprinkled them on top looked REALLY good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2004
FABULOUS!!!!!! Next time I will reduce the amount of the sugar or use Splenda. I thought it was a tad sweet but oh so good. I cannot wait to make this again for friends and can see this becoming a mainstay at BBQ's and potlucks. Looks so pretty too. I have to admit I just had some for breakfast and even the leftovers were great. Also used real bacon bits instead of frying some up and ready cut up fresh broccoli from Sams Club. Saved a lot of prep time. Read More
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