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Broccoli Mandarin Salad


I love broccoli, but the rest of my family isn’t so sure about it. But I still make this salad, because it is soooo good, and the adult guests always seem to love it. It’s worth making.
This past weekend we had an Early Christmas celebration with my family, as we are going in different geographical directions this year. So I made this salad for our lunch, and served it with baked ham, buns, and cheese puffs. A great menu for Christmas Day or Boxing Day lunch!



Broccoli Mandarin Salad

  • Yield: 6 servings 1x



Salad Dressing

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar (See tips below.)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  • 4 cups broccoli (cut in bite size pieces)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 8 slices cooked and chopped bacon
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 mandarin oranges (peeled and separated)
  • 1/2 red onion (thinly sliced)


Make the dressing first:

  1. In a saucepan, whisk eggs, sugar, cornstarch and mustard.
  2. Add vinegar and water and cook slowly until thickened.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in mayonnaise. Cool slightly.

Making the salad:

  1. Toss the dressing and the broccoli together, then refrigerate for a few hours, to marinate.
  2. When you are ready to serve the salad, toss in the remaining ingredients.

Recipe from the Best of Bridge


Kitchen Tip:

  • If you don’t have white wine vinegar, you can use white balsamic vinegar.  Or regular white vinegar: if you are using regular white vinegar, just dilute it a tiny bit with water, and add a bit of sugar.  Works perfectly!


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  • Reply
    Lindsey Ross
    December 6, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    Most of the time I enjoy baked ham more than turkey! Sounds like a nice lunch.

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    December 7, 2010 at 4:05 AM

    where did everyone go?

    anyhoo, that is my fav salad too, but i never put the mushrooms in or mandarins. just use the sauce, bacaon, raisins, cauliflower, brocolli, nuts. that’s all!

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    Simply Domestic
    January 6, 2011 at 1:50 AM

    Yum! I love broccolli salad! I’ll have to try your recipe.

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    Mmmm Cheese…. Cheese Puffs!
    December 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    […] can serve them as appetizers, but they are great served for lunch with baked ham, buns, and broccoli mandarin salad. They are a bit finicky to make, but well worth the […]

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