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Broccoli Raisin Salad Recipe

Broccoli Raisin Salad Recipe

For a simple but sensational side dish, I throw together this refreshing salad. 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 YIELD:6 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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.

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nemeneme User ID: 8296242 267897
Reviewed 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!!!!"

[email protected] User ID: 8813758 264831
Reviewed 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 User ID: 9088997 264162
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2017

"Another great salad."

tsuop User ID: 6274346 259461
Reviewed 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!!"

Kim User ID: 9026234 259445
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2017

"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."

barsto User ID: 4995537 259383
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2017

"This is a delicious dish. I add both broccoli and cauliflower for more color. Everyone loved it!!!"

Marti User ID: 4765366 259381
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2017

"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."

Woolyhobbies User ID: 7651962 259373
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2017

"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."

tenacoley User ID: 8021286 259362
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2017

"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."

gunslinger User ID: 544392 251848
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"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!"

amehart User ID: 1464390 249253
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2016

"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!"

KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 249110
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2016

"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!"

Clarebrisco User ID: 8419792 228131
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"This is a great salad for Fathers Day BBQ!"

katnacer User ID: 8115698 91906
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"I tried this at a pot luck dinner delicious"

katie2375 User ID: 7932133 34605
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"So good! I also added some sunflower seed kernels for crunch. And bacon bits work fine if you don't feel like frying bacon."

smagal User ID: 5715837 91905
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"Great, I used green onions instead of red. Yum!!"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 103020
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"Love this salad! So easy and DELICIOUS. I always use apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar, makes it more fruity. And don't use red onion, I add sunflower seeds instead. Always let it sit in the fridge for 12 hours or so before serving, it's much better when rested! (As we all are!)"

kirbijo User ID: 3667086 34461
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"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!"

mom48*60 User ID: 4089733 35946
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"I used mayo instead of Miracle Whip and red grapes instead of raisins. My family loved it!"

reimbursement User ID: 4320282 102893
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"Tasty and healthy!"

Floridaysgirl User ID: 4727180 41054
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"I took this dish camping trip to the potluck dinner. Everyone loved it; there were no leftovers!"

happyian User ID: 3536641 124800
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"<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>"

scupples4 User ID: 1656205 34459
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011


Jazzzz User ID: 4557405 59944
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"Wow! I took this to a BBQ and everyone raved about it. Thanks!"

whitedove101 User ID: 3839906 107696
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"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 in plastic container until ready to serve then stir into salad...this is the first thing to disappear at our family cookouts !!"

newcountrywife User ID: 6001500 131878
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"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!"

karen curnes User ID: 3182416 41051
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"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 yummy."

sol2957 User ID: 3624817 34604
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

"simple,easy and delicious."

winnafrog3 User ID: 3392341 204801
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"This recipe was perfect. Just the right amount of everything. Will definately be making this again soon."

bethz1999 User ID: 977865 204800
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2009

"My family really likes this salad. I substituted regular raisins for the goldens, and I used mayonnaise for the Miracle Whip."

lilyorlola User ID: 804719 34603
Reviewed May. 2, 2008

"I absolutely love this salad but I also substitute grapes for the raisins and it is just as wonderful. S. Janes, Stuart FL."

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