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Old Time Broccoli Opposite Salad
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Old Time Broccoli Opposite Salad

This is a cinch to throw together and tastes just like my childhood, which was delicious by the way.  
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes


  • 1 Cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
  • scant cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 Large bunches of broccoli crowns - crowns only cut into small - one inch pieces or smaller.
  • 8-10 pieces of bacon - fried crispy ok to do in microwave and crushed.
  • ½ - 1 Cup Raisins
  • ¼ cup Red Onion - chopped small
  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  • The night before you will make the salad, mix together in a medium sized bowl the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Mix well and then refrigerate.
  • Cut the broccoli crowns into small one inch or smaller pieces and set aside.
  • Fry the bacon till crispy or microwave on paper towels till crunchy - then crush into small bits. Cut the onion into small pieces as well. Chop your pecans into small bits.
  • Mix together the broccoli, bacon, raisins, red onion and pecans using your hands. Pour the dressing that you have refrigerated overnight over the top and mix well with a spatula. Place into a sealed container and refrigerate until ready to use. Mix again before serving. Will keep for about a week. Is even better on day two!


Substitute any kind of nut you like


Calories: 220kcal