Salads

Best Broccoli Salad

As a child I wouldn’t have touched this Broccoli Salad recipe with a ten foot pole. I was a veggie hating kid and I didn’t discriminate. I hated all vegetables equally. Now that I’m an adult, my tastes have drastically changed. I can’t get enough of those fresh, vibrant, nutrient-packed veggies. The more a recipe has, the better! My mom’s Best Broccoli Salad is a recipe that I can easily have two full servings. It’s delicious and filling on it’s own.

Best Broccoli Salad - Full of fresh, vibrant broccoli, raisins, sliced almonds, mushrooms and sweet mandarin oranges topped with a sweet, creamy dressing. This broccoli salad recipe is both hearty and filling!

Yield: 6

Best Broccoli Salad

Full of fresh, vibrant broccoli, raisins, sliced almonds, mushrooms and sweet mandarin oranges topped with a sweet, creamy dressing. This broccoli salad recipe is both hearty and filling!

Ingredients:

Dressing

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Salad

  • 2 broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 10 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 small red onion, chopped

Directions:

Dressing

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk eggs, sugar, cornstarch and mustard powder. Stir in vinegar and water.
  2. Heat over medium heat, whisking frequently, until thickened (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in mayonnaise. Set aside to cool.

Salad

  1. Add broccoli florets to a large bowl. Pour in cooled dressing and stir to combine. Let sit for 2 hours in the fridge to marinate.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and serve.

Best Broccoli Salad - Full of fresh, vibrant broccoli, raisins, sliced almonds, mushrooms and sweet mandarin oranges topped with a sweet, creamy dressing. This broccoli salad recipe is both hearty and filling!

The longer you let the salad marinate in the dressing, the better. Leftovers are even better than freshly made, in my opinion!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family has. What do you put in your Broccoli Salad recipe?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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