broccoli salad with nuts and a sweet dressing in bowl
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Sweet Tomatoes Joan's Broccoli Madness Salad

You can make your own Sweet Tomatoes Joan's Broccoli Madness Salad from scratch.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Broccoli Salad, Joan's Broccoli Madness
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 288kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 pounds broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion


  • In a large bowl mix together mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, vegetable oil, and sugar, beat with a whisk until the sugar has dissolved. Add broccoli, cashews, raisins, bacon bits, and red onion. Fold in the broccoli until it is evenly coated with the salad dressing. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

Recipe Tips

  • If you're not a broccoli fan, you can leave it out.  Just replace with some mixed greens and enjoy it as a side salad.
  • The cashews can also be taken out if you have a nut allergy.
  • To make this salad vegetarian, you can switch to a vegan mayonnaise, and leave out the crispy bacon bits.
  •  This stays in the refrigerator for a couple of days wonderfully, so it is the ideal salad to make ahead of time.


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 81.4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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