Broccoli Salad

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A delicious and easy Broccoli Salad with mandarin oranges, red onions, bacon and a creamy tangy mayo dressing. A perfect side dish recipe.


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Mayo Salad Dressing:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar (see tips)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Broccoli Salad:

  • 45 cups broccoli (cut in bite size pieces) (about 2 heads)
  • 1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries (or a mix of both)
  • 810 slices cooked and chopped bacon
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled and separated (or 1 (284 mL) can mandarins)
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup shredded or cubed cheddar cheese


Make the dressing first:

  1. In a saucepan over low heat, whisk together the eggs, sugar, cornstarch and mustard until smooth.
  2. Add the vinegar and water, bring to a light boil then simmer until thickened.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in mayonnaise. Cool slightly.

Putting the salad together:

  1. In a large bowl, toss the dressing with the broccoli then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to marinate.
  2. When you are ready to serve the salad, toss in the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
  3. If you love fresh ground black pepper, feel free to season to taste (a couple of grinds)
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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