Fresh Broccoli and Mandarin Salad - Carolina Country

Fresh Broccoli and Mandarin Salad

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  • Category: Salads
  • Servings: 10-12
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Fresh Broccoli and Mandarin Salad


  • 4 cups fresh 1-inch broccoli florets
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • ½ medium red onion, sliced in ⅛-inch thick rings
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • ½ cup golden raisins
Custard Dressing
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ cup mayonnaise


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and mustard. Combine vinegar and water, and stir into sugar mixture until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.

  2. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg and yolk; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Gently stir in mayonnaise and butter. Cool to room temperature without stirring. Chill.

  3. In a large salad bowl, combine the broccoli, mushrooms, onion, oranges, bacon, almonds and raisins. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe courtesy of

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  • This is wonderful, my husband loved it!

    Deb Stroud |
    May 19, 2014 |

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