Raw Veggie Picnic Salad Recipe

As the name represents, the Raw Veggie Picnic Salad is a perfect dish for keeping cold and taking to the outdoor gatherings like picnic and BBQ’s etc. This simple to make salad is palatable and has a flavorful taste. The vinegar-mayonnaise dressing gives a rich and creamy finishing touch to the Raw Veggie Picnic Salad.

This recipe is a matter of few minutes to prepare and is enough to serve a group of 12 people. Though, an increase or decrease in the ratio of the salad’s ingredients is totally in your hand.

Preparation Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 12
Utensils: medium skillet, mixing bowl, large salad bowl, whisk, stove

Calories: 359
Fat: 27 g
Cholesterol: 17 mg


– 6 slices bacon
– 4 cups broccoli florets
– 1 cup chopped celery
– 1 package (about 10 ounce) frozen green peas – thawed
– 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
– ½ cup chopped green onions
– 1 cup seedless green grapes
– 1 cup seedless red grapes
– ½ cup slivered almonds

Dressing’s Ingredients:

– ¼ cup white sugar
– 1 teaspoon salt
– ¼ cup white wine vinegar
– 2 tablespoons grated onion
– ¼ cup grated cheese – Parmesan cheese is preferred
– 1 ½ cups mayonnaise


  • 1

    Cook bacon

    Add the bacon slices into a medium skillet and set it on stove with medium-high heat. Now, cook it for few minutes or until evenly light brown. Drain the cooked bacon slices and crumble them properly. Leave until you toss together the remaining ingredients.

  • 2

    Mix the salad’s ingredients

    In a large serving bowl, place together the chopped celery, broccoli florets, frozen green peas, sweetened dried cranberries, chopped green onions, seedless green grapes, seedless red grapes, and the slivered almonds.

  • 3

    Add in the cooked bacons

    Top the mixture with recently cooked bacon slices and toss these ingredients, holding the bowl firmly. Set aside and move on to make the dressing.

  • 4

    Make the dressing

    Take another mixing bowl and whisk together the white sugar, white wine vinegar, salt, grated onion, mayonnaise, and the grated cheese (Parmesan cheese is preferred). Continue whisking until the sugar and salt dissolve completely, forming a smooth paste.

  • 5

    Pour the dressing into the salad

    Drizzle the dressing mixture over salad in the large serving bowl and toss lightly to nicely coat the salad’s elements.

  • 6


    Serve immediately and enjoy nice remarks.

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