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yummy broccoli salad recipe

My office ordered in lunch from Sweet Tomatoes and I fell in love with Joan's Broccoli Madness .... so I made a healthier version of their salad and the whole family loves it. Who wouldn't love sweet raisins, crunchy broccoli and cashews, crispy, salty bacon, all covered in a delicious homemade mayo dressing?

I started with dehydrating my own raisins. I had used full grapes before and they took about 3 days to shrivel up appropriately. This time I cut them in half first to save time. It only took a day, but they lost a lot of that chewiness that I love in my dried fruit. Either way, the taste is amazing!

Broccoli Salad

  • 2 heads of broccoli, chopped - use the stalks, too, but peel them and chop them pretty small

  • 1/2 c. of cashews, chopped

  • 1/2 red onion, diced

  • 1/2 c. of raisins

  • 4 strips of bacon (or 5, or 6, or...), cooked and crumbled


  • 1 c. homemade mayo - recipe below

  • 1/4 c. sugar, organic

  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar

Mix together in a big bowl, and cover with the sauce. Delish!

Homemade Mayo

  • 1 egg

  • 1/4 c. light tasting oil (try avocado or walnut), plus more for pouring

  • 1 T. dijon mustard

  • 1 T. lemon juice

  • dash of salt

Use a stick blender to combine and then add a stream of oil until you get your desired consistency. To change things up, try adding some other spices, like garlic or cayenne, for a new take.


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