1 head of broccoli

½ large red onion

8 ounces bacon

½ cup raisins


1 cup organic mayonnaise (or make your own!)

1/3 cup sugar  

1 tablespoon white vinegar

salt and pepper to taste




Fry the bacon until crisp, drain and crumble, Set aside.

Chop the broccoli head into small florets. Discard the stems, save for another recipe or cook and feed to your dog.

Chop the red onion.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the broccoli, water chestnuts, onion, bacon and raisins.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar and white vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then add your dressing to the big bowl of broccoli.

Mix everything together well, and chill a few hours before serving. Broccoli bacon salad is delicious on its own, perfect on a picnic or as a side dish at the family barbeque.