Broccoli and Cashew Salad

Broccoli Cashew Salad




Summer has arrived and just in time to celebrate Heritage Day which, in recent years, has become more known as South African National Braai Day … although in South Africa, we do not really need a reason to braai … it is our favourite way to spend time with friends and family.



This salad goes exceptionally well with a braai and it is an excellent way to get kids to eat more of their good, green veggies.



  • 250g bacon
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 450g fresh broccoli, broken into florets
  • ½ cup raisins or cranberries
  • 1 cup roasted cashews
  • ¼ red onion, finely chopped



  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. Cool bacon and crumble into pieces.
  4. Whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar in a mixing bowl until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Add the broccoli, raisins, cashews, onion, and crumbled bacon.
  6. Stir until evenly coated.
  7. Cover and refrigerate the salad for at least 2 hours.
  8. Let stand at room temperature 15 to 20 minutes before serving.


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