Such an ’80s recipe, but still so good. A great way to eat vegetables. I’m not sure I’d go so far as to say it’s healthy, but hey the main ingredient is broccoli, right?
Everyone makes this a bit differently, and there’s definitely no wrong way to do it. I just think mine is the right-est.
I know some people put nuts and seeds in it. I’m not a fan. I stick with either raisins (golden are the softest and my favorite) or craisins. It’s a half cup (c)raisins, 1/4 diced Bermuda onion, 5 slices bacon thick-cut or 10 slices thin-cut (cut and fried crispy)
Mix 1 cup of mayonnaise (make sure it’s mayonnaise. I once gave this recipe to someone who used Miracle Whip and it had some sort of nasty chemical reaction and tasted like soap. I’m not lying.) with 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons of vinegar in a smaller bowl. I have made this before and just put all the ingredients in the big bowl, but I couldn’t get rid of the mayonnaise lumps. I highly recommend doing this first (and you know how lazy I am)
About this much broccoli. It’s the equivalent of probably 2 large crowns of broccoli. I used bagged and this is about 4 cups.
Add the rest of the ingredients
Add the dressing.
And stir stir stir.
This is far better after sitting at least overnight (giving it a toss after several hours), and totally fine to make 2 days ahead (in fact I think that’s when it is the most flavorful, and that’s saying A LOT, because I detest raw broccoli).
- 2 large crowns of broccoli, chopped as above. About 4 cups.
- 1 cup mayonnaise. I only use Hellman’s (although I’m told Dukes is the bomb, if it’s sweet at all I would not use it for this recipe)
- 1/2 Cup raisins or craisins
- 1/4 cup finely diced Bermuda onion
- 10 thinly sliced or 5 thick sliced bacon, fried, drained and chopped
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
Chop broccoli into bite sized pieces. Mix together in a small bowl the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Add broccoli, raisins, bacon, and onions to a large bowl, and top with dressing. Mix together very well, cover, and chill at least overnight.