Old is New Again Broccoli Salad with Raisins

Broccoli Salad with Raisins

I love how everything old eventually comes back and is cool again. Like trends, fashion, design, and food recipes like Broccoli Salad with Raisins.

We went to Portland a few weeks ago for one of my many birthday celebrations and I was so impressed how my friend Steph’s kids devoured the same broccoli salad that I grew up eating!

Steph has a sort-of retro house, and she definitely knows how to make it relaxing and fun. Her favorite color is orange and the style has a 60’s feel to it. Too fun!

Broccoli salad with raisins

Right after dinner, I walked by and saw her out on the back patio reading to her kids. Couldn’t help but grab my camera.

Broccoli salad with raisins

She has the best kids who eat anything and everything. No pickiness at all! So it’s fun to sit around the table with them, plus they say the cutest things.

Broccoli salad with raisins

Cuteness plus a yummy old-fashioned salad works for me! And by the way, my mom always made this salad.

Which makes it old. But now it’s new again – on RE!

What’s your favorite way to make broccoli salad?

Broccoli Salad with Raisins
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Broccoli Salad with Raisins Recipe

Optional: Add crisp, crumbled bacon pieces and sunflower seeds.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings


  • 2 heads fresh broccoli cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese chunks cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • Salt and pepper


  • In a medium bowl, combine the broccoli pieces, chopped onion and raisins.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar and mayonnaise. Pour over broccoli mixture, and toss until well mixed.
  • Salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for at least two hours.

7 comments on “Old is New Again Broccoli Salad with Raisins”

  1. I just like to eat broccoli as-is … does that count as a salad? ;)

  2. Looks really good – didn’t grow up eating this, but gonna have to start!!!

  3. Broccoli Salad has never been out of style in my house! I leave out the tomatoes and use Craisins instead of raisins. Yum!

  4. I have a broccoli/grape recipe that is similar to this.

  5. I make it pretty much the same way minus the tomatoes, I also add sunflower seeds and sometimes cauliflower gets added to it as well. It is one of my fave salads

  6. This is one of my favorites, now I want to make it!! I loved reading about your friend and her kids. :)

  7. I remember making the salad years ago. Thanks for the reminder, I’ll be putting it on the menu again.


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