broccoli salad

This salad is addicting. Just writing about it now is making me want some badly. I brought this to my parent’s house for Christmas dinner and it was a huge hit. It’s a great sweet and salty combo, which is my favourite. You must try this salad – you won’t regret it! Yummy, yummy, yummy. Here’s how you make it:


4 heads fresh broccoli
1/2 red onion
1/2 pound bacon
1 cup craisins
1 cup cashews
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar


1.Place bacon in a deep skillet and cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Cool and crumble.
2.Cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces and cut the onion into thin bite-size slices. Combine with the bacon, craisins, cashews and mix well.
3.To prepare the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together until smooth. Stir into the salad, let chill and serve.

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52 thoughts on “broccoli salad

  1. kewkew

    We have a broccoli/cauliflower salad recipe we found on allrecipes.com that we really like, but this looks tasty too. Gotta try it.
    By the way, I am your newest follower.

    1. Jill

      Hi Amanda! I really don’t know how many servings. People don’t tend to eat huge portions of broccoli salad because it’s quite filling (not like a lettuce salad). I usually bring it to large family functions, but there is never any left. It’s that good.

  2. Kiki

    I just made this for a July 4th bbq- and seriously, I can already tell that it’ll be amazing. (If I don’t eat it straight outta the bowl until we see our friends.) Thank you!!

  3. Naomi

    I am so excited to try this. I found it on pinterest. I will be making this for a big meal with my in laws. Since I keep Kosher, I will be trying it with Facon!

  4. Dottie Green

    I have made this salad many times, it’s delicious. I add 1/4 cup of roasted, salted sunflower..seeds.
    I will make again soon. Thanks

  5. Stephanie Hankins

    I made this for a luncheon with a bunch of crafters, l brought home an empty bowl and several requests for the recipe! Thanks!!!!!

  6. Jaclyn

    Made this broccoli salad today & it was fabulous! My mom use to have a similar recipe growing up that she lost. This one was PERFECT! I substituted raisins for craisins, red wine vinegar for white wine vinegar, & lowfat mayonnaise. Thank you for sharing this! :)

  7. Linda

    I made this salad, and it was a big hit with everyone at a pot luck . Now i am asked to bring “MY”salad lol whenever theres a lunchon or a get together..

    1. Jill Post author

      It will totally stay fresh if you make it the night before, just don’t add the dressing until right before the party. If you add the dressing the night before, it will definitely get soggy!

  8. Brenda

    Instead of cashews I put sharp cheddar cheese and it taste great with about ½ cup of cheese. Any cheese would do I am sure. I’m not big on nuts in recipes so the cheese was my substitute. Thanks for a great recipe.

  9. Melody

    Could I substitute red wine, apple cider or white distilled vinegar instead of white wine vinegar? Thank you!

    1. Jill Post author

      I haven’t tried it, but I can’t see why not. Let me know if you try it and what the results were! Thanks!

    1. Jill Post author

      I’m not entirely sure how many servings it makes, but it fills a large salad serving bowl when I make it. Sorry I can’t be more help!


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