Tasty Broccoli-Cheese-Raisin Salad Takes Only Minutes to Make

Try something different with your next meal.

It tastes better than it sounds. Really it does.

The first time I saw this recipe, I was pretty firmly convinced there was no way in the world I would actually taste, much less enjoy, it. I was wrong. My mother-in-law, Betty Reed, makes this dish and thanks to her I have a cookbook, "Food in the Fast Lane," containing the recipe.  

Broccoli-cheese-raisin salad may sound like an odd dish, but it really is delicious. It goes particularly well with ham and turkey.

Try it. You'll like it.


1 bunch broccoli, course chopped (or you can buy a bag of broccoli crowns and chop those)

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I like sharp cheddar)

1 cup golden raisins (I have also made this with regular raisins. It tastes great either way)

3/4 cup mayonnaise (I always use Duke's)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup vinegar

1/2 to 1 cup cashew halves (the more, the better I say)


Combine chopped broccoli, cheese and raisins in a large bowl. In a small mixing bowl, combine sugar, mayonnaise and vinegar. Mix well. Pour vinegar mixture over broccoli mixture. Toss well to coat. Top with cashews. Chill until time to serve. (Note: the longer the broccoli has to marinate in the vinegar mixture, the better. This is another one of those tastes-even-better-on-the-second-day recipes.)

M.K. OSBORNE March 11, 2012 at 05:21 PM
This will make you want to slap your mother , Thanks Kristi ! **** To all the mothers out there , this is just a saying that this is a great product . There is no reason to commit battery on your moma .
Kristi Reed March 11, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Thanks Kevin - I really like this recipe. I'm counting on my children not assaulting me though ;)


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