Broccoli Raisin Salad Recipe
- 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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1. 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. Yield: 6 servings.
3/4 cup: 116 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.
Reviews for Broccoli Raisin Salad
"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."
"Love this recipe. I also add cauliflower for more color and have used chopped baby carrots. I always make with red wine vinegar and mayo, use craisins rather than raisins, have used pecans and walnuts and sunflower seeds, all are good variations. I have also sprinkled in some finely shredded cheddar cheese. Really any variations you use with this recipe is good. You can't lose."
"This is a delicious dish. I add both broccoli and cauliflower for more color. Everyone loved it!!!"
"I changed the basic recipe. I used dried, sweetened cranberries, green onions & 1/4 c mayo plus 1/4 c plain yogurt. All other ingredients are same. It's less calories and very tasty. I love dried cranberries."
"Been making this for years. It always goes quickly at potlucks. Add some coarsely chopped pecans. We like them better than sunflower seeds. I also use apple cider vinegar and regular raisins. Gonna try the craisins sometimes. Sounds good."
"have made similar salad many times but with apple cider vinegar and never Miracle Whip which seems to have an overly sweet taste and chemical."
"Very tasty , the dressing had just the right amount of sweetness. I didn't have golden raisins so I used regular raisins and it tasted fine!"
"Excellent! I didn't have the raisins, so used Craisins instead. Just for some crunch I added some cashews, but the recipe is wonderful as is! No leftovers, so will double it the next time I make this. Will be a great salad this summer!"
"I, too, substituted mayo for Miracle Whip and added sunflower seeds. It was a hit at the BBQ! Tasted just like the broccoli salad at a high end Deli near us!"
"This is a great salad for Fathers Day BBQ!"
"I tried this at a pot luck dinner delicious"
"So good! I also added some sunflower seed kernels for crunch. And bacon bits work fine if you don't feel like frying bacon."
"Great, I used green onions instead of red. Yum!!"
"My family loves this. Even my picky dad who normally doesn't eat anything green! Sometimes I throw in some sunflower seeds. It's fantastic!"
"I used mayo instead of Miracle Whip and red grapes instead of raisins. My family loved it!"
"Tasty and healthy!"
"<p>Great side dish! This went fast at our family Christmas party! To be more festive I added craisins instead of raisins. Wonderful flavor!</p>"
"Wow! I took this to a BBQ and everyone raved about it. Thanks!"
"Followed to the T...We like a lot of crunch so I melted 1/2 stick butter in fry pan and toasted the sesame seeds and a package of crushed ramen noodles without season packet ...store in plastic container until ready to serve then stir into salad...this is the first thing to disappear at our family cookouts !!"
"I wish I could give this more than 5 stars! This has simply the perfect combination of ingredients. I am know for tweaking every recipe I come across, but for this one I won't change a thing. My husband just loves it and told me to make it again as often as I like. It's a great refreshing salad that is oh so simple to make! Love it!"
"I made this for my husbands birthday party and it was a big hit. I added sunflower seeds and a bit more bacon. I am making it again for a family reunion. This is now one of my favorite recipes...so yummy."
"simple,easy and delicious."
"This recipe was perfect. Just the right amount of everything. Will definately be making this again soon."
"My family really likes this salad. I substituted regular raisins for the goldens, and I used mayonnaise for the Miracle Whip."
"I absolutely love this salad but I also substitute grapes for the raisins and it is just as wonderful. S. Janes, Stuart FL."