Broccoli Cashew Salad


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...

close up view of Broccoli Cashew Salad on a plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound bacon

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 pounds fresh broccoli, broken into florets

  • ½ cup raisins

  • 1 cup roasted cashews

  • ¼ red onion, finely chopped


  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Cool bacon and crumble into pieces.

  2. Whisk together the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, and sugar in a mixing bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Add the broccoli, raisins, cashews, onion, and crumbled bacon. Stir until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate the salad for at least 2 hours. Let stand at room temperature 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

512 Calories
38g Fat
34g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 512
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 735mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 102mg 509%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 638mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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