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How to Make a Crisp Summer Broccoli Salad


How to Make a Crisp Summer Broccoli Salad

Broccoli has so many benefits. Not only does it have loads of vitamins and nutrients, but it also has anti-cancer compounds as well, and even better for you when consumed raw. However, it had been suggested that blanching the florets for a minute would still keep it firm while taking away that raw flavor. We suggest making this broccoli salad recipe with raw, crisp broccoli as it goes well with the crunch of the bacon, onion, and nuts.

Broccoli Salad


  • 1 large head broccoli, broken into small flowerets
  • 1 medium onion or about 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 8 to 10 slices bacon
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup nuts (optional)


1. Cut bacon into bits and fry crisp.

2. Mix together mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, bacon, raisins, and nuts (if using).

3. Pour over broccoli and onions. Mix well.

4. Let stand at least 1 hour or more before serving.

This tasty broccoli salad recipe is a stunning addition to any main entrée as well as a favorite at picnics and barbecues. It's also incredibly easy to make and filled with flavor and texture. Try mixing this the night before so all the flavors can cure for the best taste. For more salad recipes, try our Black Bean Salad or our Potato Salad. Whatever you choose is sure to be a hit at your next gathering!

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