Broccoli Cashew Salad

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"This is absolutely delicious! And great for a picnic or covered dish dinner. But take a lot, because it will disappear fast. Prep time does not include refrigeration time for marinating flavors."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (256 g)
  • Calories 881.9
  • Total Fat - 62.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 21.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 155 mg
  • Sodium - 1191.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 35.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.6 g
  • Sugars - 15.3 g
  • Protein - 45.7 g
  • Calcium - 125.1 mg
  • Iron - 3.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.2 mg

Step 1

Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Cool bacon and crumble into pieces.

Step 2

Whisk together the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, pepper and celery seed in a mixing bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Add the broccoli, raisins, cashews, onion, crumbled bacon and cheddar. Stir until evenly coated.

Step 3

Cover and refrigerate the salad for at least 2 hours. Let stand at room temperature 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Salads



I made this to have with chicken and it was delicious! We loved the added crunch and it tasted so good we kept going back for "just a little more". Wasn't long and it was gone! Great anytime with any kind of meat.

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(8 Jan 2021)


This is a great tasting summer salad and we have enjoyed it several times. It's crunchy and tastes great with grilled meats. We think this one is extra good with the cashews!

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(3 Jul 2020)

Avery And Maxs Mom

This is a lovely salad and it went so good with my ham for Easter dinner. My little one didn't eat the cashews, but you should have seen him dig into the broccoli and raisins! My dd had two helpings and so did I. Another total winner with us!

(14 Apr 2020)


I have made this several times now and it is enjoyed wherever I bring it!

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(17 Oct 2019)

TwisSis RIP Forever in our Kitchen

Broccoli salads are a fave for us. We entertain often & are esp fond of make-ahead recipes that turn a salad & veggie into 1 dish. Broccoli salads are full of flavor & texture that improves by Day 2. That said, your recipe ticks all my boxes. I did reduce the amt of mayo, plumped the raisins in water, used roasted unsalted cashews (DH is salt-restricted post transplant) & added black olives. Served to dinner party & games night guests, I was happy to share your recipe at their request. Thx for sharing your recipe w/us. :-)

(2 Sep 2018)


This is a great crowd pleaser and the cashews really bring it to another level, Seriously delicious any time!

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(22 Jul 2012)