Broccoli Raisin Salad
Total TimePrep: 10 min. + chilling
Quick, easy and delicious. Love the combination of broccoli, raisins and bacon!
This salad is always popular at potlucks and family dinners It is easy to put together and can be made ahead of time, making it perfect for gatherings that require attention to other more last-minute food preparation. I love the sweet and salty flavor combination in this salad!
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I've made many broccoli salads over the years but especially liked this one because it had just the right amount of sweetness. I used regular raisins and mayonnaise, since that's what I had on hand. The bacon and onion (I used Vidalia) added a nice crunch. Easy to make, yummy, and a great summer side for anything you throw on the grill. Will definitely make again! Volunteer Field Editor
Quick and quite tasty! I did substitute dried cranberries for raisins, and also did 1/4 cup 2 Tbsp of yogurt and 2 Tbsp of mayonnaise instead of 1/2 cup mayonnaise.2/21/18
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I've made this salad for many years, it's so quick and easy and taste like a bit of heaven in your mouth. Also good with cauliflower in it and I usually also add either pecans, sunflower seeds or walnuts whichever I have on hand but I always do add one of them in my salad. Hint: if you plan to serve this to company and want to make it ahead, don't add your raisins until right before you put it on the table. Raisins will plump and lose their chewiness if put in head of time making them soft and swelled sort of like prunes. With just the two of us left at home I usually just make this salad, chill it and add raisins to it on our plates. I don't like the raisins when they get plump and soft but that's just me. This is by far one of the best salads I've ever eaten! I always use miracle whip in mine. This is suppose to be a sweet salad, hence why it has raisins in it! I also use apple cider vinegar but has also used white vinegar when out of apple cider vinegar and it taste the same to me either way. Delicious!!!!
I love this salad. In the interest of cutting calories, I made the following substitutions: turkey bacon for bacon, low-sugar cran-raisins for golden raisins, Splenda or other sugar substitute, lower fat mayo. I had lemon white vinegar handy instead of the plain white vinegar which added a little lemon flavor and used one small spring onion bulb instead of red onion, but either is good. I also don't like raw broccoli so I cooked it slightly before adding the other ingredients.
Another great salad.
I always made broccoli salad w/ mayo. A friend recently gave me this exact recipe made w/Miracle Whip. It makes sooo much difference. I buy Miracle Whip just fore this salad!!! YUMMY!!