Fresh Broccoli Salad with Lemon

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


12 servings

Updated: May. 01, 2023
The slightly sweet flavor of this salad's dressing is a great contrast to the rich bacon. You can substitute cauliflower for the broccoli if you prefer. —Janet Roth, Tempe, Arizona
Fresh Broccoli Salad with Lemon Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 14 cups small broccoli florets (about 2-1/4 pounds)
  • 12 ounces fresh mushrooms, stems removed, chopped
  • 16 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • Lemon wedges, optional


  1. Place the first 8 ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, mushrooms, bacon, raisins and onion. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 222 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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