Make-Ahead Broccoli Salad

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
My son-in-law is a professional chef, and he shared this original recipe with me last year. The salad is an excellent medley of fresh vegetables and mixed dried fruit. I even make my own fresh bacon bits to toss the mix. —Janice Stoltenow, Lebanon, Missouri


  • 2 bunches broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Dash salt
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  1. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, dried fruit and onion. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, honey and salt. Pour over broccoli mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours or overnight. Just before serving, top with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 278 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.