This is a flavorful and crunchy vegetable salad tossed with peanuts and bacon bits.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 servings
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain bacon on a paper towel-lined plate; crumble.

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  • Mix broccoli, cauliflower, celery, peas, and cranberries in a large bowl.

  • Whisk mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, sugar, onion, vinegar, and salt together in a bowl. Pour dressing over the salad; add nuts and bacon and toss well.

Nutrition Facts

283 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 15g 5% DV; fat 23.3g 36% DV; cholesterol 14.3mg 5% DV; sodium 373.5mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2004
This was such a hit at a recent party that not only did I have to give out the recipe to people who had tasted it at the party, but got a call for the recipe from someone who wasn't there but heard about it the next day. I used sliced almonds instead of peanuts and cut the sugar in the dressing in half. If you make it ahead, add the cranberries when you dress the salad and add the bacon and nuts, or they will stain the other veggies. Fabulous recipe! Read More
(53)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2005
Reminded me too much of a broccli salad i made once Read More
(10)
107 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2004
This was such a hit at a recent party that not only did I have to give out the recipe to people who had tasted it at the party, but got a call for the recipe from someone who wasn't there but heard about it the next day. I used sliced almonds instead of peanuts and cut the sugar in the dressing in half. If you make it ahead, add the cranberries when you dress the salad and add the bacon and nuts, or they will stain the other veggies. Fabulous recipe! Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
Wow!! I brought this salad to a family barbecue and they absolutely devoured it! The bowl was empty in minutes and I doubled the recipe. Our family loves salads and we make a lot of different ones but this was by far one of, if not the best. I must admit I was a bit skeptical when I read the ingredients wondering how this salad was going to go together, but desperate to try something new, and I'm so glad I did. A definate keeper! Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2005
YUM!! This is so good. I did substitue dried cherries for the cranberries, and almonds for the peanuts, but followed the rest. So good. Thanks Pamela for a new potluck dish. Read More
(25)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2005
Even my picky 16 yr old liked this one! The only change I have come to make is to use regular peanuts instead of Spanish peanuts & I add a very small amount of pine nuts & sliced almonds to give a more crunchy taste. This salad is not just good but down right incredibile. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2005
This is a great salad. I have been making it for about four years. Everyone always asks for the recipe. A great way to get you kids to eat their vegetables. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
YUM! What a wonderful recipe this is. I was a little apprehensive on the raw peanuts but I think that is a must. This recipe can be made a couple days ahead of time and it still is great. I love recipes that can be prepared ahead of time and still taste great. I will be making this again this week for our reunion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2005
Made this salad for my finicky sisters they raved about it! The cranberries are a nice touch. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2005
Awesome! I was amazed that my picky family all asked for seconds. I don't care for the salad leftover but it's easy to customize the portions. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2005
If there were more stars I would give it more of them! Wow! What a great dish! We loved it! I couldn't find spanish peanuts and I don't care for raw so I used dry roasted peanuts instead...This is a real keeper! It will be made time and time again. I can't wait to fix it for church dinners and company! Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2005
Reminded me too much of a broccli salad i made once Read More
(10)
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