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Broccoli Raisin Salad

For a simple but sensational side dish, I throw together this refreshing broccoli salad with raisins. I adjusted a friend's recipe to cut a few calories. The raisins add sweetness, and the bacon gives it a nice crunch. —Angela Oelschlaeger, Tonganoxie, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets (1 medium bunch)
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, raisins and onion. In a small bowl, combine the Miracle Whip, vinegar and sugar. Pour over broccoli mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with bacon. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

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  • mglahti
    Jul 6, 2020

    Quick, easy and delicious. Love the combination of broccoli, raisins and bacon!

  • lvarner
    Sep 1, 2019

    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!

  • Verna
    Dec 12, 2018

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  • Debglass11
    Jul 13, 2018

    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

  • Charity and Faith
    Feb 21, 2018

    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

  • Betty
    Oct 22, 2017

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  • nemeneme
    Jun 12, 2017

    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!!!!

  • beth.maccabe
    Apr 18, 2017

    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.

  • Sandra
    Mar 31, 2017

    Another great salad.

  • tsuop
    Jan 9, 2017

    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!!