This salad was absolutely delicious! I used cauliflower florets too and omitted the raisins. It turned out wonderful. This is so easy to make too. Thanks for posting.
Quick and easy and very good. I scaled everything back for 1 1/2 lbs of mixed broccoli and cauliflower florets, leaving out the raisins and using the higher amount for the vinegar. If I leave out the raisins again next time, I'd double the cashews or add something else salty and crunchy. I think sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or pine nuts would all be good too. I was worried the dressing would be too sweet, so I cut back by about 2 teaspoons of sugar (equivalent to about 2 tablespoons less for the full recipe) and that worked well. Thanks for sharing.
I had something very similar at a party that I enjoyed immensely. This is just what I remember, and is so good. I used Splenda instead of sugar, and used slightly less. Hubby, the broccoli-hater, enjoyed this as well.
This looks delicious but for anyone who's looking for the healthy version, go to eatingwell.com and look up brocolli bacon salad it is very good!!! ?
This was so colorful and delicious! It will be a new fav of mine, and it went over well at our family gathering. I used a little less than 1/2 cup sugar and the full 2 TBS apple cider vinegar. The dressing in this recipe was creamy with just the perfect amount of sweetness. We didn't have as much fresh broccoli so I mixed it with a thawed bag of frozen broccoli dumped right in from the bag, and it was just fine. Added in halved cherry tomatoes, Craisins, and sharp cheddar cut into tiny cubes. Microwaved the bacon on paper towels and a plate. Thank u for the healthy, tasty recipe and also the tips from others.
I was leary of this recipe, because I don't care for broccoli. I know, I know, I should, but just never had. That is until I tried this recipe. I omitted the tomatoes and used craisins instead of raisins. I have served it several times lately to company and have actually had people eating it again for dessert! Love it!!
I love this recipe! It's like turning Broccoli into a dessert!!! And it's so versatile - I've used many different variations. <br/><br/>I do try to cut a few calories. I very often substitute low-fat (not fat-free) mayo and use only 3/4 cup, I use only 1/4 cup sugar and one packet Nutresse, and sometimes I use red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar to change up the 'tang'. It makes a little less dressing, but if you mix it well - I put it in a tupperware bowl with lid and shake it like crazy - it covers everything deliciously with a little reduction in calories.<br/><br/>I prefer red onions to green onions, and using craisins (raisins made from cranberries) also gives it a fun, unique flavor. My family doesn't like it when I add the nuts, so I usually leave those out and only add them to my own serving when eating. I prefer sunflower seeds, myself, though the cashews are good, too.<br/><br/>It is incredibly scrumptious. Thank you for posting the recipe! I could never remember the portion of vinegar.
Made this already few times; did not have bacon so I replaced bacon with leftover Italian sausage thinly sliced. Also I replaced nuts (can not bring them to nut-free school with chick peas)
We love this salad but many of us do not care for raw broccoli.
I blanched the broccoli for 2 minutes and then shocked in a ice bath.
Good just enough w/ some crunch left in.
THanks for this yummy recipe.
Super easy and a new family favorite. I left the raisins out so my son would eat it. The whole family loved the salad.