Broccoli Craisin Salad – Bacon Alert | D-Feast Friday

I got this recipe from a friend with very gross estimations so there’s a lot of eyeballing in this one.  It’s a very forgiving recipe so feel free to tailor to your tastes. My mom loves this salad and asks me to make it for Memorial Day or the fourth of July or Labor Day each year.

Typically it’s made with raisins, but this year I substituted Craisins.  If you use Splenda instead of sugar, the biggest carb item is the raisins/Craisins.

So in addition to the DOC, this one is for everyone who has tasted it and asked for the recipe. I’m finally writing it down.

Broccoli Craisin/Raisin Salad

  • 2 bunches of broccolli or 1 bunch broccoli and 1 bunch cauliflower – heads cut to bite size pieces
  • 1 lb of cooked BACON, chopped – doesn’t have to be super crisp, but should be on the crispier side (see picture below)
  • 1 cup (or more or less depending on your preference) raisins or in this case Craisins – leave them out entirely if you really want to go low carb
  • 1 cup sugar or Splenda
  • splash, maybe 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 1 cup mayo – pick your version

Combine the broccoli/cauliflower, bacon and raisins or Craisins.

In a separate bowl combine the sugar, vinegar and mayo.  Pour over broccoli combo.

Mix to coat.

Chop the bacon to the size of your liking. Don't undercook.

I promise – it gets rave reviews.

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8 thoughts on “Broccoli Craisin Salad – Bacon Alert | D-Feast Friday

  1. Too FUNNY….this is a FAVORITE in our house too. Except we don’t do Cauliflower. AND we add a small red onion (chopped), sunflower seeds (3/4 c), and about a cup of shredded Sharp Cheddar (Cabot ofcourse). This recipe is a HUGE hit wherever we go. Oh and I omit the raisins b/c I hate them…lol.

    Awesome recipe Lorraine…YUMMY… and healthy.

  2. Both of these recipes look fantastic and I can’t wait to try them!

    Thanks for your comment. That meal is a good example of something carried over quite successfully from my days before diabetes.

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  4. This looks AMAZING!!!
    Thanks for putting D-Feast Friday together!!! Originally I only listed Karen as getting it started…but she let me know you and Elizabeth were involved as well…I added you guys to my post. Sorry about that!
    And thanks again for sharing your journey and being part of the DOC 🙂

    • Oh no problem at all! The point is to share recipes and we all spread the word knowing we would reach more people that way. I’m glad Karen was in your reach! 🙂

  5. I adore this salad. A friend of mine brought it over when I held a pot luck and I asked her what was in it. She gave me a vague verbal run down so I was left to my own devices to figure it out. I only go with a tablespoon of sugar in the dressing though. And I go with a half cup of light mayo and half cup of low fat sour cream. But I don’t add any vinegar! I think I’m going to try that next time I make it. It might just be the little je ne sais quoi that my version needs. Thanks for posting it!!

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