Broccoli Salad With Mandarin Oranges and Cashews

READY IN: 8hrs 15mins
Recipe by BecR2400

A colorful and attractive salad with just the right combination of flavors--we especially love the tanginess from the cider vinegar. Fantastic! I sometimes replace the cashews with roasted sunflower seeds, and the mandarin oranges with raisins--it's great either way! Best made a day ahead of serving.

Top Review by Debbwl

The mandarin oranges add such an appealing color to this wonderful broccoli salad. I made as written and tasted, then let sit the recommend 24 hours. Wow what a flavor difference those 24 hours made. I did not use the optional mozzarella for fear it would be distracting. As a matter of personal taste will increase the red onion to 3/4 cup next time, thanks for the post.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop the broccoli into bite-sized florets.
  2. Mix together broccoli, red onion, bacon, cashews, mandarin oranges, and mozzarella (if using) in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl combine vinegar, sugar, oil, and mayo. Whisk in the salt and pepper.
  4. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Best if made a day ahead.

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