Delicious broccoli salad filled with bacon, raisins, and cashews – covered in a sweet dressing.
My sister in law, Sue, the one who is famous for that taco salad you all are crazy about, made this super yummy Bacon Cashew Broccoli Salad when we visited them at their lake home in Tablerock one summer. I fell in love with it at first bite, and quickly put some in a bowl (before I ate it all myself) and took a picture of it.
Bacon Cashew Broccoli Salad
There isn’t much NOT to like about this salad. That ever popular sweet mayo dressing for broccoli covers crunchy fresh broccoli, crisp salty bacon, sweet-tart chewy Craisins and my favorite nuts, cashews, in this easy broccoli salad recipe.
In fact, it’s a favorite among many in our family. And for good reason. The sweet and salty flavors along with the mixture of textures in this summertime salad are just top notch.
Best Summer Salads
I don’t know about you, but I love a good salad, and in the summertime, I love them even more. Something about a cold salad on a hot summer day just works. Sometimes when it’s hot, I feel like my appetite just isn’t there, and a salad is a perfect solution.
This broccoli cranberry cashew salad has so much going for it, it even makes a great main dish, as well as a side for your barbecues and picnics.
There is plenty of protein with the bacon and the cashews, you get your veggies with the fresh broccoli, and your fruit with the dried cranberries.
Other Great Summer Salads
I have loads of salad recipes on my blog. Anything you could imagine, lettuce salads, vegetable salads, fruit salads, and pasta salads. Next time you’re headed to a pot luck and need some inspiration for a great salad recipe, maybe you could try one of my other favorites, besides this broccoli salad, I mean.
Best Salad Recipes:
- Tomato Cracker Salad – Pictured Above
- Pea Salad with Cauliflower
- PF Changs Lettuce Wrap Salad
- Picnic Potato Salad
- Summer Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppyseed Dressing
- Mom’s Macaroni Salad
- Little King Hoagie Salad
- Sauerkraut Salad
- Snicker Apple Salad
- Peg’s Salad – Italian Raw Veggie Salad
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Let’s grab the recipe, shall we?
For the Salad
- 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 3 bunches fresh broccoli, chopped
- 6 green onions, sliced
- 1 cup Craisins, or raisins work, too
- 1 cup cashews
For the Sweet Dressing
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2-2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
- Place broccoli in a large bowl. Add onion, raisins and nuts, toss.
- In a small bowl mix dressing ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
- Pour dressing over the salad, toss to combine. Add in bacon toss again. Serve room temperature.
Recipe from my sister in law, Sue. Adapted from food.com
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 346mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 5g
Nutrition isn't always accurate.