Simple Broccoli Salad

Simple broccoli salad
Simple broccoli salad with carrots, golden raisins, and bacon. Diana Rattray
  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8 to 10
Ratings (8)

If you love a classic broccoli salad but need to lighten it up, this is an excellent choice. It's made with light mayonnaise and very little sugar (or sugar substitute). Feel free to add a little crumbled cooked bacon and sunflower seeds or chopped pecans for extra flavor and crunch.

What You'll Need

  • 6 to 8 cups of broccoli florets
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion or sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped raisins or golden raisins
  • 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons white wine or champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar or equivalent sugar substitute, or to taste
  • dash salt
  • dash pepper

How to Make It

  1. If the broccoli florets are large, break or cut them into smaller pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the broccoli, shredded carrot, onion, and raisins.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar; whisk until smooth. Stir into the broccoli mixture until well blended. Add salt and pepper, to taste.