I have always loved broccoli salad, but ever since I tried this recipe that my mother-in-law makes, it has easily become my favorite. Over the years I have adapted the dressing slightly, but the overall base of the salad has remained the same.
There is so much flavor and texture packed into every bite of this salad. The fresh crunchy broccoli paired with the savory bacon bits and sweet raisins is so delicious. Even though the dressing is mayonnaise based it doesn’t feel heavy or overpowering at all. I like to go light on the dressing and have it just lightly coat the broccoli. But of course if you prefer a more decadent salad, go ahead and double the recipe!
I find that this is the perfect salad to serve at large gatherings, as everyone seems to love it.... anything that gets my kids to eat broccoli is a win for me!