By Meg Fisher on June 29, 2001
Photo by LuckyMomof3
Photo by LuckyMomof3
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (234 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
"This is such a great salad. I took it to work and everyone wanted the recipe. You can vary the ingredients in many ways. I added cauliflower and used "Craisins" and sunflower seeds. Fantastic."
"Great recipe! Simplicity lets the quality of the ingredients shine through. We use olive-oil mayonnaise, balsamic vinegar and freshly cooked bacon, then substitute slivered almonds for the walnuts and currants for the raisins. No mandarin oranges for us. Perfection, and even more so the next day! Thanks for sharing."
"Terrific! I made it for a family reunion and it was a huge hit. I used cashews instead of walnuts. I will try sunflower seeds next time."
"I can't believe there aren'tany photos yet. This is such a colorful summer salad! I too blanched the broccoli which made it less chewy for a salad. Also used craisins as we don't really like raisins. This salad goes together so quickly its perfect for weeknights too. Thank you for sharing!"
"This was wonderful, but I made a few changes. I used turkey bacon, sun flower seeds, craisins and per a previous reviewer's suggestion champagne vinegar. Everyone enjoyed!"
"I am not a big broccoli eater, but this salad is awesome! I made it for a cookout and everyone wanted the recipe. This will definately be a favorite in our house."
"This is so good I've made it twice in the past week. Both times I used both regular crumbled bacon (6 slices) and pecans instead of walnuts (I'm in the South). Fantastic! But what really kicked it over the edge for me was using champagne vinegar the second time. This is so fresh and delicious, I'll be making it forever. :)"
"My family went crazy over this salad. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!"
"I love this super-salad,the combination of different tastes is so good.I have used fresh oranges or clementines and was very nice too.I can eat this 3 days on a row without getting tired. My husband,picky with anything green,eats this without complaining. Thanks MegFisher!"
"Very tasty! I made this as a side dish for grilled chicken. I cooked and crumbled 4 slices of bacon instead of the hormel, and used light mayo."
"Simply awesome!!! Everyone in the family LOVED this dish. It would be perfect for special occasions or a bbq. I can't rave about this enough it will absolutely become a regular dinner feature."
"Wow...what a wonderful recipe. Definately a keeper! You wouldn't think the flavors go together but they do."
"Made this for Easter Lunch with Bar-b-qued chicken - I have other recipes simillar to this one but this is the BEST .... and so easy to make !"
"I thought this salad was delicious. I used vegetarian bacon bits and it was still very good. I would use less sugar next time."
"I have always passed up this salad dish because I don't like raw broccoli at all. But I must say that I've tried this, and the broccoli takes on a pleasingly different texture with the marinade. It's delicious! Thanks for changing my mind about raw broccoli! :)"
"This was utterly fabulous. At this time of the summer, everyone is tired of the usual coleslaw, potato salad, and macaroni salads that accompany a cookout. I made this today with rave reviews. I also blanched the broccoli, as someone else mentioned. I left out the onions, as the girls aren't big onion fans, and I used dried cranberries instead of the raisins. I wish I had doubled the recipe because in the end, we were fighting over the last scoopful!! Most definitely, this will be made again and again! Probably will make it again within the week. Thanks so much for this recipe!!!"