This raw salad is packed with fruit and vegetables and has a little crispy bacon for added zing. Perfect for picnics.
Altered ingredient amounts. I have tried a few other broccoli-like salads here and this is the best one by far! I didn't use the grated onion in the dressing and I also didn't use all of the dressing on the veggies. It was way rich and about half of the dressing was quite enough. I used 2 cups of red grapes instead of red and green and I ran out of sugar so I used splenda instead and I couldn't even tell the difference. Make this recipe and everyone will be sure to love it! YUM! - 29 Sep 2008
I had to prepare a salad for a barbecue and wanted to find a recipe for something other than the typical pasta or potato. I saw the star rating and read the reviews for this salad and immediately my pessimistic side thought no salad made with a combo of these odd ingredients could ever be that good. So I made the salad, partly in a effort to counter those who have continued to hail it's excellence. My first complaint was the estimated prep time of 20 minutes. It took me quite a bit longer than that, but I can be easily distracted and perhaps I use a slower cutting/chopping technique. But in the end, I was forced to accept defeat, for everyone at the barbecue did, in fact, rave about this salad and inquire as to who made it. Yes, it really is that good. - 29 Sep 2008
YUM!!! Suggested a friend make this for a picnic. The entire batch was gobbled up! Instead of using the both types of onions, she only used the green onions. I am going to try a lighter version using lowfat or fatfree mayo, Splenda instead of Sugar, and turkey bacon. I will post with the results. - 29 Sep 2008