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THE BEST!! Much better than store-bought. I have made several times, always comes out perfect. I add a couple handfuls of cashews (halved). Also, readers should know that the salad holds up really well for 2-3 days in the fridge. Thanks for sharing.
This is my go-to for ANYTHING! It ALWAYS gets RAVE reviews!
This was a great salad. I used low-fat mayo, which worked just fine. Thanks for posting!
I made this for my son's 3rd birthday party. What a success! My kids loved it. I have been looking for a broccoli salad recipe for a while, thank you for posting this. The only extra ingredient I added was honey roasted sunflower seeds...yummy!
Miss Highcotton - I can't believe there were 181 other broccoli salads on 'zaar when you posted this version, because it is exactly the same version that I have used for years!! So what exactly are those other people making, because it isn't the right recipe in my opinion. If the readers have a "tried-and-true" cookbook file, this should be in it. The only thing I have changed over the years is to use LowFat Mayo instead. I don't notice much difference in flavor but my thighs appreciate the change!
SusieD had told me how good this salad was so I gave it a try and it is wonderful! I did use a package of bacon bits instead of frying and crumbling the bacon but other than that followed the recipe exactly as written. The flavors meld together so well and the sweet/tart flavor with the broccoli, very good! Thank you highcotton for posting this recipe, will make it again soon!
I adopted you as one of my chefs for Pick A Chef (spring '06) and am so happy I did after trying this salad. It is fantastic, no wonder your family insisted you post it! I loved the smoky flavor from the bacon. The salad has a slight sweetness and then the tart from the cranberries and vinegar. This will be a definite repeat. Thank you highcotton for sharing this recipe!
I love this salad, but instead of making my own dressing, I use poppy seed dressing. I don't like raw broccoli, but I love this salad and so does my oldest son. He always asks for it when he comes home from school.
"I'm gonna try it simply because you have the nerve to post it and because I love the idea of cranberries in it. Thanks for #181. Kerry