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Sweet Broccoli Slaw Salad

Prep time 15 mins
Chill time 8 hrs
Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings
This is adapted from a favorite cookbook, Southern Scrumptious: How to Cater Your Own Party ($19.95), by Betty Sims.


  • 2 (12-ounce) packages broccoli slaw mix
  • 1 cup light or regular mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Rinse broccoli slaw mix with cold water; drain well.

  2. Stir together mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar in a large bowl; add slaw, onion, and dried cranberries, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill 8 hours. Sprinkle with bacon and, if desired, pecans just before serving.

  3. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Craisins for sweetened dried cranberries.