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...

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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 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.

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  • 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

512 calories; 38 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 735 mg sodium. 34.3 g carbohydrates; 13.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2008
I've been buying a salad like this at the supermarket and was hoping to find the recipe. It's wonderful!I added some sliced water chestnuts for a little extra crunch and it turned out great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2009
I wanted so bad to try this recipe and I would hate it if I gave it a bad rating. However I would not be sincere if I said I liked it. The main problem is that it was overly sweet - the suggested amount of sugar is too much in my opinion. I like well balanced sweet/savory dishes but this tasted like a dessert! Also the sugar/mayo mixture was too thick and the raisins added even more to the sweetness of the dish. All in all it is an interesting idea but the final result was a disappointment. I really wish I could rate it better. Read More
(13)
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2008
I've been buying a salad like this at the supermarket and was hoping to find the recipe. It's wonderful!I added some sliced water chestnuts for a little extra crunch and it turned out great! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2008
I've been buying a salad like this at the supermarket and was hoping to find the recipe. It's wonderful!I added some sliced water chestnuts for a little extra crunch and it turned out great! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2008
Wonderful flavor and combination of ingredients It was very popular with my guests. I have one suggestion however. Next time I will ADD THE CASHEWS AT THE LAST MINUTE and mix to coat with dressing instead of mixing with other ingredients initially. My cashews were not crisp after sitting in the dressing for several hours ahead of time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
This was good and easy. I did reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup and I am glad I did as it was plenty sweet enough with the reduced amount and the raisins. I also added the cashews right before serving as others suggested. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2009
I wanted so bad to try this recipe and I would hate it if I gave it a bad rating. However I would not be sincere if I said I liked it. The main problem is that it was overly sweet - the suggested amount of sugar is too much in my opinion. I like well balanced sweet/savory dishes but this tasted like a dessert! Also the sugar/mayo mixture was too thick and the raisins added even more to the sweetness of the dish. All in all it is an interesting idea but the final result was a disappointment. I really wish I could rate it better. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2009
I just made this for 4th of July BBQ... wow was it good! I left out the onion and added a large can of drained pineapple chunks - it was killer!!! everybody loved it. Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2009
I used 1/4 c sugar and added the cashews last. I also subbed craisins for raisins. I like that there wasn't a lot of dressing. Plenty sweet. Nice flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2013
I've made this numerous times now for parties and dinners. Everyone loves it! I use almonds instead of cashews and leave out the raisins. If I have them on hand I've also thrown in walnuts along with almonds. If you're short on time this recipe will also work with pre-packaged bacon bits. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2012
I don't like raw broccoli at all or so I thought. I can't get enough of this salad. I had it at a catered event yesterday and ran straight home to see if I could find a similar recipe online. This was right on the mark. My hubs thought it was too sweet and though I like it as-is it would certainly do fine with less sugar. I completely omitted the bacon (which wasn't in the recipe I was trying to copy and I don't eat it anyway). Delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2008
this is great! my kids love it and this is great for the holidays and easy to make. Read More
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