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Broccoli Raisin Salad is one of my favorites. I love the combination of fresh broccoli, bacon, cheddar cheese, and raisins all tied together in a creamy dressing. Yum! 

Serving Broccoli Salad in a pretty Glass Serving Bowl

(Post modified with new photos on 6/14/23.)

My husband and I live close to both of our families. So when we have gatherings, we usually have a nice number of people who attend. Most of them tend to have certain dishes they are required to bring. AKA family favorites.

For instance, one of my nieces always brings Tortilla Pinwheels. Because we love them. My mom always makes her coleslaw, and my oldest brother usually brings baked beans. One of my cousins brings deviled eggs. You get the idea.

Mix Salad Dressing into the Broccoli Salad

My grandma used to make this wonderful Broccoli Raisin Salad. She didn’t always bring it to the gatherings, but when she did, it was always a hit. It’s very simple to make as well.

 

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Ingredients for Broccoli Raisin Salad

(See the entire recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • cooked bacon
  • large head of broccoli
  • sweet onion
  • golden raisins (or dark raisins if that’s what you have in your pantry)
  • block of cheddar cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • wine vinegar
  • granulated sugar
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients for this Recipe

Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare the Ingredients

Wash and trim the broccoli and cut into bite-size pieces.

Chop the sweet onion, using a Chef’s knife and cutting board.

Prepare the Ingredients - Cube the Cheese - Cook the Bacon

Cut the cheddar cheese into small bite-size cubes. Set aside until ready to use.

Using a large skillet, cook bacon until brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels and allow to cool. Crumble into small pieces and set aside.

You may opt to fry the bacon ahead of time so it has time to cool. You could even make extra at breakfast if you happen to be making eggs and bacon.

 

Assemble the Salad

Mix Together Broccoli, Cheese Cubes, Onion, and Bacon

In a large bowl, combine the prepared broccoli, crumbled bacon, chopped onion, golden raisins and cubed cheese.

Mix Mayo, Red Wine Vinegar, and Sugar to Make Dressing

Using a glass measuring cup, combine mayonnaise, wine vinegar, granulated sugar, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir well.

Pour Dressing over the Salad Mixture

Pour over broccoli mixture and toss gently to combine.

Spoon into a serving bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. But not overnight. The salad is best served fresh as it tends to gets soupy if it sets too long.

Serve Broccoli Salad Cold in a Pretty Vintage Bowl

This recipe will serve 6-8 people. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!

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Broccoli Raisin Salad

Here's a delicious salad to serve at your next family gathering. One of our favorites!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serving Size 8

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Ingredients 

  • 6-8 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)
  • 1 large head broccoli (washed and trimmed, and cut into bite-sized pieces.)
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Dressing Mixture

Instructions

  • Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare the Ingredients

  • Wash and trim the broccoli and cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Chop the sweet onion, using a Chef's knife and cutting board.
  • Cut the cheddar cheese into small bite-size cubes. Set aside until ready to use.
  • Using a large skillet, cook bacon until brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels and allow to cool. Crumble into small pieces and set aside.

Assemble the Salad

  • In a large bowl, combine the prepared broccoli, crumbled bacon, chopped onion, golden raisins and cubed cheese.
  • Using a glass measuring cup, combine mayonnaise, wine vinegar, granulated sugar, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir well. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss gently to combine.
  • Spoon into a serving bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. But not overnight. The salad is best served fresh as it tends to gets soupy if it sets too long. Serves 6-8.

Nutrition

Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 537mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 777IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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  1. 5 stars
    Now this is also called Amish Broccoli Salad in my area. We make it without the cheese, use red onion, and sprinkle it with sunflower kernels at serving, everything else is the same. So good! Keeps well in the fridge too. We have a Golden Corral Buffet in our next larger town and it’s a staple on their cold salads bar. It’s always half gone when I go through the line!

  2. This recipe is a keeper. I always enjoy it. And I love the idea of adding sunflower kernels to it as a garnish! Great idea!