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Tangy Broccoli Salad

 Tangy broccoli salad is a classic, and a nice change for your next get together or to add as a side for dinner. It’s literally just chop, mix and serve. Another bonus? The tangy-sweet dressing makes it appealing to even the fussiest broccoli eater. 


Tangy broccoli salad is a snap to put together and appeals to even the fussiest vegetable eater.

Is there a southerner anywhere who’s never had this salad? It’s possible–so let’s not overlook how stinking good it is. And easy. It also drives home my theory that if you cover a food in slaw dressing (vinegar, sugar and mayo) everything tastes better. Even fresh broccoli. If you have a get together coming up, or are just tired of the same old side salad, you should really give this a try.

It’s pretty much just chop and assembly. You can even skip the chopping if you want to buy bagged fresh broccoli and get a good quality bacon bit if you don’t want to fry a few slices. It holds well in the fridge for a few days too and the flavors will get better as it sits so don’t be afraid to make it ahead.

But gosh man it’s gonna make you burp. I hope everyone around you is going to eat this too or else you’re gonna be blackballed from the house in a few hours.

You’ll be GAS CITY. Just a warning because I care.

Tangy broccoli salad is a classic that blends sweet and sour into a great way to eat fresh vegetables


If you haven’t already tried it and want something similar, check out my cole slaw and deviled eggs for that sweet and sour goodness.

Tangy broccoli salad is a classic that blends sweet and sour into a great way to eat fresh vegetables

Tangy Broccoli Salad

Fresh broccoli and an almost cole slaw style dressing make this tangy broccoli salad a fun addition to your next potluck or dinner. Sweet, tangy and fresh! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Rachel Ballard


  • 7 cups fresh broccoli florets washed, stems removed and chopped into bite size pieces
  • 2/3 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar


  • Add the broccoli, onion, raisins and bacon to a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar with a whisk or a fork until no lumps remain.
  • Pour over the vegetables and toss.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve cold.


Calories: 488kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 7gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 395mgPotassium: 603mgFiber: 4gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 690IUVitamin C: 96mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1.6mg
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine American



Tangy broccoli salad is a classic that blends sweet and sour into a great way to eat fresh vegetables



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Rachel Ballard, RN, BSN brings more than 20 years of professional nursing expertise to Feast and Farm. With a love for nutrient dense foods that support wellness, she works to distill complex health information and current trends into recipes that fuel the best version of yourself. Read more about Rachel here.