Recipe By BROWNDOG
Rating
Published Jan 8th
Prep 10m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 8 servings Calories 540.4

People are surprised when they taste this salad with the odd combination of ingredients, but it’s a very very good salad.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 12 slices bacon
  • 2 heads fresh broccoli, florets only
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup white sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. 2 In a large salad bowl, toss together the bacon, broccoli, celery, green onions, green grapes, red grapes, raisins and almonds.
  3. 3 Whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 540.4
  • Carbohydrate 28.9 g
  • Cholesterol 39 mg
  • Fat 44.8 g
  • Fiber 3.7 g
  • Protein 9.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 9.9 g
  • Sodium 546.5 mg
  • Sugar 20.5 g

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Reviews

  1. I had such high hopes - it was the dressing that was such a let-down. The mayo-sugar-vinegar combination makes something really special taste like any plain old broccoli salad. I subbed craisins for raisins and left out the bacon. I should have gone with my gut and not doused the whole thing in mayo. A - Read more ...
  2. Wow - excellent salad! I omitted the bacon and used onions (not green onions) and added sliced apples. Thank you for this excellent recipe.
  3. This is the best salad I have had in a long time- I made it twice in one weekend! The flavors are diverse and yet they really work well together. I used a pound of bacon green and red onions (a little more than half of a cup) and a mixture of raisins and cherry - Read more ...
  4. This was an awesome salad! But be careful not to mix the dressing with the rest of the ingredients more than a few hours before serving as the broccoli will wilt and shrink a bit leaving it a little watery in the bottom of the serving dish.
  5. Very yummy! I used red onion instead of green onion craisins instead of raisins and I sugar coated the almonds and added them right before serving. (Heat them in a pan over med-low to med heat with 1-2 Tbsp white sugar until the sugar melts. Cool and break apart.) I'll definitely make this one again.
  6. AWESOME!! My guest took the copy I made to make the dish! Really a winner easy to make and delicious. Will make for every cookout! Thank you!
  7. Good salad. I don't care for the taste of raw broccoli so next time I make this I will steam the broccoli just slightly. Otherwise good flavor combination.
  8. I love this recipe. It's quick easy and delicious. I've made it for my child's teachers family reunions and other celebrations. It has been a hit with all(especially the teachers). It is a very unusual combination of flavors but when infused it's like eating fireworks. All my tastebuds are going wild with the freshness and - Read more ...
  9. I made this salad the day my fiance was returning from a trip. After I finished making it I had to leave my home for a few hours only to return and find my fiance finishing the entire 8 serving salad. He has been after me ever since to make it. Maybe this time he - Read more ...
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