Rating: 4.76 stars
126 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 103
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

People are surprised when they taste this salad with the odd combination of ingredients, but it's a very very good salad.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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. Drain, crumble and set aside.

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  • In a large salad bowl, toss together the bacon, broccoli, celery, green onions, green grapes, red grapes, raisins and almonds.

  • Whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

540 calories; protein 9.4g; carbohydrates 28.9g; fat 44.8g; cholesterol 39mg; sodium 546.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (121)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2004
This was an awesome salad! But be careful not to mix the dressing with the rest of the ingredients more than a few hours before serving as the broccoli will wilt and shrink a bit leaving it a little watery in the bottom of the serving dish. Read More
(73)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2010
I had such high hopes - it was the dressing that was such a let-down. The mayo-sugar-vinegar combination makes something really special taste like any plain old broccoli salad. I subbed craisins for raisins and left out the bacon. I should have gone with my gut and not doused the whole thing in mayo. A different dressing is very much in order.... Read More
(10)
126 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 103
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2004
This was an awesome salad! But be careful not to mix the dressing with the rest of the ingredients more than a few hours before serving as the broccoli will wilt and shrink a bit leaving it a little watery in the bottom of the serving dish. Read More
(73)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
Very yummy! I used red onion instead of green onion craisins instead of raisins and I sugar coated the almonds and added them right before serving. (Heat them in a pan over med-low to med heat with 1-2 Tbsp white sugar until the sugar melts. Cool and break apart.) I'll definitely make this one again. Read More
(45)
Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2003
I love this recipe. It's quick easy and delicious. I've made it for my child's teachers family reunions and other celebrations. It has been a hit with all(especially the teachers). It is a very unusual combination of flavors but when infused it's like eating fireworks. All my tastebuds are going wild with the freshness and variety of this refreshing salad. Thank you Kathleen for this great recipe. Read More
(31)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2005
This is the best salad I have had in a long time- I made it twice in one weekend! The flavors are diverse and yet they really work well together. I used a pound of bacon green and red onions (a little more than half of a cup) and a mixture of raisins and cherry flavored craisins (again a little more than half of a cup any combination of raisins and craisins would taste great). I omitted the celery and blanched the broccoli (placed the florets in boiling water for 30 seconds and then really cold water for a few minutes) which made it a brighter green color and gave it a better taste and consistency. It does get a little watery after awhile but it doesn't affect the taste. I recommend letting the flavors sit together for awhile for the best results. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
I made this salad the day my fiance was returning from a trip. After I finished making it I had to leave my home for a few hours only to return and find my fiance finishing the entire 8 serving salad. He has been after me ever since to make it. Maybe this time he will let me have a bite. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2004
Good salad. I don't care for the taste of raw broccoli so next time I make this I will steam the broccoli just slightly. Otherwise good flavor combination. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2005
Wow - excellent salad! I omitted the bacon and used onions (not green onions) and added sliced apples. Thank you for this excellent recipe. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
AWESOME!! My guest took the copy I made to make the dish! Really a winner easy to make and delicious. Will make for every cookout! Thank you! Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2010
I had such high hopes - it was the dressing that was such a let-down. The mayo-sugar-vinegar combination makes something really special taste like any plain old broccoli salad. I subbed craisins for raisins and left out the bacon. I should have gone with my gut and not doused the whole thing in mayo. A different dressing is very much in order.... Read More
(10)