Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a great salad recipe that I got from a co-worker. Everyone asks for the recipe and there is usually none left over. Tastes even better the next day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss all ingredients together.
  2. Pour mixed and chilled dressing over and toss again.
  3. I like to put the mandarin oranges on last, after the dressing, so they don't break up too much.
  4. I sort of fold them in gently when serving.
Most Helpful

Yum! This was absolutely delicious. I was skeptical about the bacon bits, but they made the salad taste soooo good! I blanched the broccoli for a few seconds before mixing up the salad and I used low fat mayo and it was perfect. Thanks!

jckamen June 20, 2002

WOW! I found this salad while looking for the recipe for the standard broccoli salad I usually make, and decided to try it on a whim since I had the ingreadients. The addition of mandarin oranges makes it goooooood! It is really a nice different touch. I used pecans like another reviewer, since that is what I had. Thanks for posting this keeper recipe, Meg. I will use it again!

cookin mimi June 19, 2010

This recipe is much like the one I was going to post. Mine calls for 3/4 C mayonnaise, no mandarin oranges, and slivered almonds instead of walnuts. I know the recipe I have is great, so I'm going to try this one too. I was right, this is a great salad. I've made it a few times now, and we love it!

Chris Reynolds October 12, 2009