Try CWFFarm Broccoli Mandarin Cashew Salad Recipe


broccoli mandarin cashew salad


Broccoli Mandarin Cashew Salad

One of our favorite anytime salads, but especially enjoyed in the summer when we can add our CWFFarm fresh vine ripened grape/cherry tomatoes.


Salad Dressing

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar* (See substitute below.)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise


  • 4 cups Carousel Watergardens Farm broccoli, cut in bite size florets
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 8 slices cooked and chopped bacon
  • 1 cup cashew pieces (optional)
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 CWFFarm red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese (optional) but tastes good in the salad.


Make the dressing first:

  1. In a saucepan, whisk eggs, sugar, cornstarch and mustard.
  2. Add vinegar and water and cook slowly until thickened.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in mayonnaise. Cool slightly.

Making the salad:

  1. Mix broccoli, raisins, bacon, cashews, mandarin oranges, red onion, and mozzarella cheese together in large bowl.
  2. Pour dressing over all and toss to mix. Refrigerate for a few hours, to marinate before serving.

*Substitute:      If you don’t have white wine vinegar, you can use white balsamic vinegar.  Or you can use regular white vinegar just dilute with ½ teaspoon of water, and add ¼ – 1/2 teaspoon of sugar.

Note: in the summer time when grape tomatoes are in season add 1 cup of grape or cherry tomatoes cut in half to the salad for more color and flavor.

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