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Broccoli Salad

I was given this recipe from my mother in law. The cooked dressing really makes the salad. When fresh peaches are in season I use them in place of the can of mandarin oranges. Fresh diced mango is also a good option.

Dressing Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
In saucepan whisk together eggs, sugar, cornstarch, and dry mustard. Add vinegar and water. Cook slowly until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in mayonnaise. Cool Completely.

Salad ingredients:
  • 6 - 8 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 8 slices chopped, cooked bacon
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 10 oz can mandarin oranges, drained, or 1 cup fresh peaches or mango
  • 1 cup slivered toasted almonds or sunflower seeds

Marinate broccoli in cooled dressing for several hours. Add remaining ingredients and toss well. Serves 6-8.


  1. Oh, my! This looks like luch this week for sure :)

  2. That looks / sounds simply amazing. I love the recipes you post. I'm definitely going to have to make this one.

  3. Hello there! I follow your blog daily. Thanks for all of the work that you all put into it!

    Just wanted to comment today to say that this salad looks really good. Sometimes I get psyched out with salads, but I think I can do this one.


  4. Ohh.. what a nice variation on my favorite broccoli/grape salad !

  5. I made this salad for supper.
    It is awesome.
    This is a second wonderful recipe I have used from you site this week.
    I am soooo happy I discovered
    'Mennonite Girls Can Cook'!!

    Sherry Iowa

  6. Hey MGCC! I've had a few people ask me today where they can buy your cookbook. I guess posting a few links to recipes has got people interested. I told them to watch and wait!

    Charlotte from Lepp Farm Market

  7. I'm glad to have this recipe. This looks really good...

  8. I made this yesterday - it is now my FAVORITE broccoli salad recipe.

    It was amazing!

  9. We're having at soup and salad luncheon for the "over 55" group at church tomorrow. Gotta get this recipe going!! Looks delicious.

  10. Your salad was a big hit today at our soup and salad luncheon. It disappeared as people moved through the line and many of the women asked, "What's in that dressing?" When I told them it was cooked, they looked at me in surprise. Thanks again for a great recipe.

  11. I made this salad along with the Pulled Pork Sandwiches for our guests tonight, and all of it was a hit! It felt like we were back at the Calgary Stampede with the Pulled Pork Sandwiches!! Love all the recipes you continue to put on here. Keep up the awesome work and thank you.


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