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rose mary's broccoli & raisin salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Rose Mary Mogan
Sauk Village, IL

This Family Favorite recipe is in my Self Published Cookbook, & has been a long time family Favorite for many years. It is quite simple & easy to make, & the longer you let it sit the better the flavor comes through. Having fiber in the diet is important, & this is a tasty way to add some in. My husband suggested I make this for the holiday, to compliment the Beef Ribs he smoked on the grill. I didn't even realized that I had not shared this recipe until he mentioned it. He and my daughter loved this salad very much. For extra crunch, texture & color try adding in some shredded carrots.

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8 depending on portion size
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For rose mary's broccoli & raisin salad

  • 2 bunch
    broccoli, washed & cut up into bite size pieces
  • 1 sm
    red onion, chopped, i used vidalia
  • 1/2 c
    raisins, i used twice as much
  • 3/4 c
    sunflower seeds
  • 1 lb
    regular or turkey bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise (regular or light)
  • 1/2 c
    sugar or splenda
  • 4 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar

How To Make rose mary's broccoli & raisin salad

  • 1
    The broccoli yield about 5 cups when cut into bite size pieces. Pour into a large bowl.
  • 2
    These are some of the main ingredients used for the salad.
  • 3
    Cut onion into quarters then eights, and process in a food processor into small pieces. The onions takes on the flavor of the smoked bacon. They marry well together.
  • 4
    Now add the chopped bacon and onion mixture to the bowl of broccoli flowerettes. Add in the sunflower seeds as well.
  • 5
    Stir to mix together.
  • 6
    Add the mayonnaise, sugar or splenda and apple cider vinegar to a medium size bowl and whisk or beat together till blended.
  • 7
    Mixture should be creamy and smooth. I added the raisins also to the salad dressing and allowed them to absorb the flavor and moisture of the dressing for about 10 minutes.
  • 8
    Now pour salad dressing mixture over the broccoli and stir to blend together. If time permits allow to sit and flavors marry before serving. About 1/2 hour to 45 minutes.
  • 9
    Stir just before serving. Then serve and enjoy.