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Broccoli Orange Salad

Meet the Cook: Every time I take this sweet orangy salad to a potluck, I pass around the recipe, too. My husband and I have three children, ages 22, 18 and 10. He's a beef and poultry farmer, and I'm an elementary school teacher. -Cathy Lavers, Scotsburn, Nova Scotia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (about 1 medium bunch)
  • 1 cup salted cashews
  • 1 cup cubed Swiss cheese
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, well drained
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion, optional


  • In a heavy saucepan, combine egg, sugar, honey, mustard and cornstarch with a whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in water and vinegar. Cook and stir over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160° and mixture is thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in mayonnaise, sour cream and butter until blended. Cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine broccoli, cashews, cheese, oranges, raisins, bacon and onion if desired. Just before serving, add dressing and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 290 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • Marykauhi
    Nov 6, 2013

    Absolutely outstanding! The dressing is just sweet enough without being too sweet and the other ingredients are varied enough that each bite tickles the palette in a different way.

  • itamot
    Aug 31, 2012

    A different twist on broccoli salad. The dressing is de-lish! Makes a great summer salad or as a side dish when company's coming.

  • Porky538
    Jun 30, 2011

    I took this to a family get- together and they all want the receipe. Yummy

  • ldumperth
    Aug 27, 2010

    So good. Easy to make. Always a hit!

  • bikenviken
    Mar 23, 2009

    I have been making this salad for a couple of years now and I absolutely love it! It is a great change for the usual Broccoli Salad.

  • karjejo
    Aug 7, 2008

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