Veggie / Fruit Salad Recipe

by on ‎08-20-2015 04:40 PM

Veggie / Fruit Salad



  • 1 bunch of broccoli
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 bunch chopped green onions (scallions)
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar



Cook bacon until crispy. Drain the grease, lay on paper towels, pat dry and crumble into bite-sized pieces.


Chop broccoli to desired size. I like small florettes. Chop celery and green onions. Slice grapes in half. In a large bowl mix everything except mayo, sugar and vinegar.


In a small mixing bowl, stir together the mayo sugar and vinegar until creamy. Pour mixture over fruits and veggies stirring well. Chill for at least one hour prior to serving for optimal flavor.


This recipe can easily be tailored to suit your taste. I did not have any celery on hand, so I omitted it this time. You could also use raisins instead of grapes, cashew pieces instead of almonds and red onions instead of green onions. Be creative and enjoy!


This is a great dish to bring to a cookout and with Labor Day right around the corner, I thought you would like this one.
Counting our blessings!
Mary Beth 

on ‎08-20-2015 06:42 PM

Sounds great, but I would probably omit the bacon, being a vegetarian.  Maybe a little less sugar too.  I also like slivered almonds or walnuts.  All in all it looks delicious.  Thanks for the recipe.  Like you stated add or  omit whatever you like to suit your taste. 

on ‎08-21-2015 08:33 AM

I've had this salad before and LOVE it!!!

on ‎08-21-2015 12:54 PM


hi mary beth,

anything you post, is always wonderful & appreciated. thanks.

on ‎08-22-2015 04:28 PM
Love this recipe....I 've used raisins instead of the grapes; the bacon is the best part.....who doesn't love bacon?!...will have to try the grapes....thanks for sharing!
on ‎08-23-2015 01:45 AM

Sounds so good.  I think I will double this and make it for Labor Day weekend.  Love that it can be made in advance.  Thanks for sharing.  Might try this another time with poppyseed dressing.

on ‎08-30-2015 08:58 PM

I still have your first cookbook and use it.  Also gave a copy to my cousin.