WFMW: Sweet & Tangy Broccoli Salad

Last week when the flu slammed our home, I worried about not being able to travel to the grandparent’s farm for Thanksgiving. I was concerned about my kids missing a fun time with cousins, saying hola to the cows and visiting with extended family. And of course, being thankful for all of the above. But let’s be real, my stomach was also fearful of missing the feast my mother-in-law is famous for.

She serves the amazing traditional spread, but adds in dishes like homemade Summer Sausage and Mississippi Mud Pie. One of my favorites, introduced a few years ago is Sweet & Tangy Broccoi Salad. It’s easy and absolutely delicious!


  • 2 bunches broccoli, florets only (5 to 6 cups florets)
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 10 to 12 slices bacon, fried and crumbled


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


Separate florets from broccoli stalks. Combine salad ingredients; top with dressing mixture. Chill and serve.
It’s delicious!
I’m taking an Internet break over the next few days. I hope y’all have a blessed Thanksgiving!


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    ooh, this was a fave with my family growing up! my mom and grandma use sunflower seeds in place of bacon (ok, with me- i’m not the biggest bacon fan… i know, i know) :)

    happy thanksgiving!

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    Bec from Melbourne, Australia says

    Can you please please post a recipe for Mississippi Mud Pie? My sister went to the States 25 years ago and does not remember coming home and making Mississippi Mud Pie for me… she swears she has never heard of it but she made it for me and it was amazingly delicious!

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    Kristi says

    I make that salad all the time except I add some sunflower seed kernals and some slivered almonds…adds some extra crunch.

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